Painting: Pastels, watercolors and oils for plein air landscape paintings Drawing: All mediums - landscape, portrait and figurative works
Steven R Hill is a plein air painter, (outdoors and on-site), who works in the San Juan Islands, as well as many other locations around the U.S. and in Europe. His work has won 20 major juried art exhibit awards and honors, in the past 8 years and resides in art museums and numerous collections world-wide. He was one of eleven artists selected to represent the U.S., in the prestigious Florence Biennale, Dec. 3-12, 2011, at the Fortezza da Basso, with artists from 60 countries, in Florence, Italy.
He was also one of 30 artists selected from a worldwide field of artists, to exhibit in the 24th Annual Chelsea International Juried Fine Art Competition at Agora Gallery, in New York City, 2009, by Mr. Ira Goldberg, executive director of The Art Students’ League of New York. He was also invited to be fine arts juror for the Ocean Shores 43rd Annual National Fine Art Competition in April 2012. This year, he is invited back, as one of 25 artists from across the U.S., to participate in the Zion National Park Annual Plein Air Painting Invitational, in November, 2014. An active workshop instructor, Steven will again be leading a workshop in September, 2014, on Korcula Island, Croatia among others around the U.S. He will also be leading a special painting trip in Bruges, Belgium, with French Escapade European art workshops in July, 2016. www.frenchescapade.com
His work has been published in 7 Fine Art Books, including two “Best of America Pastel Artists” and two “Best of Worldwide Artists” by Kennedy Publications, as well as four art magazines in NYC, over the past six years. He is past president and a signature member of both The Northwest Pastel Society and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists. He is an active member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Plein Air Painters of Washington, Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Southeast Pastel Society and the Lopez Artists’ Guild. Visit his web-site for more information and images of his work. www.windsweptstudios.com
Mailing address 783 Port Stanley Rd Lopez Island, WA 98261