Kim Hill was born and raised in rural New England. She began studying with Sidney F. Willis, a Boston School artist, at age 16. This experience set in stone her desire to pursue and develop her lifetime love of painting.
Her formal education includes study at the Paier College of Art (Hamden, CT.), and the American Academy of Art (Chicago, IL.).
Kim is equally gifted in working with oil, pastel, acrylic and graphite. She currently holds membership in the Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, and signature membership in Pastel Society of the Southwest. Her work is shown at the Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, TX, the R.S. Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, Gold Leaf Gallery, Tyler, TX. and Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT.
Recent awards & involvement at national and international competitions include:
2015 ~ Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Show, Steamboat, CO;
2015 ~ Art of the Animal Kingdom, The Bennington’s 20th Anniv. Show, VT;
2015 ~ Art Classic, Bosque Center For The Arts, Clifton, TX;
2015 ~ Texas National Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin Univ., Nacogdoches, TX
2014 ~ Oil Painters of America 23rd Annual Show, Bennington, VT.;
2014 ~ Portraying the Human Spirit Show, Bennington, VT.;
2014 ~ Pastel Society of the Southwest; Grapevine, TX;
2013 ~ Oil Painters of America 22nd Annual Show, Fredericksburg, TX;
2013 ~ American Women Artists National Competition, Fredericksburg, TX;
2013 ~ National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society, Award of Excellence
2013 ~ Mary Clayton Memorial, Best of Show – Pastel Society of Southwest
2013 ~ Bold Brush, Best of Show
2012 ~ Pastel Society of the Southwest, Third Place
2011 ~ Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery – Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence and Jury’s Top 50 award.
Her work is also part of the permanent collection of the Bosque County Conservatory, Clifton, TX, and the Richardson Public Library, Richardson, TX. In February, 2014, Kim was asked to judge the Bold Brush Competition.
The focus of Kim’s life is to create powerful, striking paintings which invoke a yearning for the best of what God’s creation offers.