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Patricia Hilton

Patricia Hilton

Artist Work

Finzel Swamp Early Spring
2014
Pastel
12wx16h, framed 16x20, museum glass
Broadside Road
2014
Pastel
12wx16h, framed 18x24, museum glass
Carson Morning
2014
Pastel
18wx12h, framed to 24wx18h, museum glass

Artist Information

County
Allegany County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

My paintings are loosely realistic, with interpretive color that I achieve in a number of ways—beginning with the color of the painting surface; building on it through a combination of color fields and marks, and working toward a painting that can be appreciated both for its abstract elements and overall impression. Each painting contains a spark for me: the ‘why’ of the painting—such as a particular quality of light or a dynamic pattern of shadows, settling fog, or vibrant, sparkling water. Whatever elements initially strike me become the critical feature of that painting. When creating plein air paintings, I must capture them quickly and work to retain them, as the light is changing continuously. I enjoy working outdoors and am inspired by the quality of light and the differences in that quality of light based on the location.

I have lived in the mountains of western Maryland since 2008, having relocated from the Washington D.C. metro area. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Indiana State University.