Paint Annapolis is on the way! Learn more about the juried artists and get yourself ready for this historic Plein air painting festival. 

We’re excited to welcome Kristin Hill from Lancaster, Pennsylvania as a juried artist for Paint Annapolis 2022! Kristin specializes in aviation art and draws upon her formal education in fine art, as well as her experiences in a family aviation business when creating her artworks.

(Above) Kristin Hill

“To be an artist is to love life”

– Kristin Hill

As a professional career aviation artist for four decades, creating fine art oil paintings of aircraft in their environment honed Hill’s understanding of visual language artistic tools. Aviation Art disciplines include study of skies, aircraft, flight, atmosphere, light, color, reflected light, energy, aerodynamics, perspective, engineering, physics, history, human character and storytelling. Hill now applies these artistic skills to a wide range of subjects while keeping her feet on the ground.

“Cloud Dancing, Great Cranberry Island”, oil, plein air, Kristin Hill

“There is a visual language we humans learn while experiencing life on Earth. It is my quest as an artist to decipher this visual language and learn to speak it eloquently as I explore worlds within and without. It could be said that I am finally coming down to Earth as I delve into painting plein air, landscape, still life, human figure, monotype and skyscape subjects.”

– Kristin Hill
“While the Market Sleeps,” oil, plein air nocturne, Kristin Hill

Hill’s education includes a BA in Fine Arts, studies with renowned artists, a life full of firsthand unique aviation experiences, the U.S. Air Force Art Program, and the American Society of Aviation Artists – in which she has been active since 1986 and has been the past president.

“Aging Character,” oil, plein air, Kristin Hill

Hill’s work is part of collections and has been exhibited in venues, both domestic and international, including museums, galleries, corporate and private, and the U.S. Air Force. Learn more about Kristin on her website here.

Join Kristin as one of the public artists for this year’s Paint Annapolis Plein air festival. Learn more paintannapolis.org

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