About Hillstock

Hillstock is an independent creative studio based in the coastal Maine town of Scarborough.

In 2002 we were a pioneer in the niche of vintage image licensing and were a premiere provider for over a decade! We supplied beautiful vintage stock illustrations digitized directly from our private collection to our clients worldwide which included Fortune 500 companies as well as small ad firms, graphic designers, product manufacturers, non-profits, retailers and small businesses. We also designed, manufactured and sold Maine-made retro Christmas cards printed on cotton tree-free stock made by Crane & Co. We’ve sold hundreds of vintage and antique items on ebay picked from Maine estates and flea markets.

In 2019 Hillstock owner Averyl decided to focus her energies exclusively on her writing and photography, although we will still provide stock images to our existing clients. Averyl combines her passion for wisdom of the past with her professional training in motivating people to facilitate positive changes. She publishes books and blogs featuring original and vintage content.

Since its inception in 2002, Hillstock has sponsored cages at our local animal shelters, was a national corporate sponsor of Toys for Tots in 2005, has donated art to decorate the rooms of residents at the Scarborough, Maine veterans home and provided stock images for the marketing of the historic Victoria Mansion in Portland.