Deb Hill Fine Art for the Imaginative Life

Fish Dreams Original Mixed Media

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Artist Deb Hill has dedicated her talents to the world of Fantasy, Surreal, Nature and Landscapes. Her enchanting style of watercolor and acrylics caught my eye while browsing through the multitude of artist on Etsy, where Hill truly stands out among the best.

The fluidity of her work intrigued me the most as she masters the movement of her subjects, I was pulled under with a magical sense of oceanic splendor.

It doesn’t stop there; her imagination broadens to dragons, castles, frogs and fantasy creatures. Hill 's particular love for birds shows through her delightful whimsical works portraying ravens with personalities that put a smile on my face. You can also purchase Blockprint, notecards and reproduction prints of her work.

Birdie Condos Original Watercolor

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Cormorant Waterbird Original Watercolor

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Waiting for A Change 1

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Waiting for A Change 2

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Wanting to learn more about the artist behind these fabulous works, I reached out to her with a few questions as she so graciously answered . . . . . As to which I will bring this post to a close. Thank you so much Deborah!

Deborah Hill in her Houston Texas studio

How long have you been painting?
· I've painted for as long as I can remember, my Grandmother was an avid bird watcher and we observed them and drew them together when I was a child, and my father is quite the artist as well although he never pursued a career in art.

Any formal training?
· I studied fine art in college and did an apprenticeship in a commercial shop in the '70's to paint billboards and murals.

Have you always lived in Texas?
· I am originally from the Appalachian foothills with a rich celtic heritage, and have been in Texas since the early '90's.

What artist(s) has inspired you the most or would you say, made an impact on your work as an artist?
· Oh my, always it is difficult to say where one's influence comes from, inspiration can change with the wind. I have always loved the esthetics of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris of course being a favorite. N.C. and Andrew Wyeth, Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parish, Walter Crane, the stuff dreams and tales are made of and they were so very good at bringing it to life. Maybe they weren't the most avant-garde of their time but I believe their imagination continues to inspire new artists even today.

See more of Deb Hill's works at debhillart.etsy.com and 1000 Markets.

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ABADEJO included on a etsy treasury

My "ABADEJO" painting is now being featured in a treasury called da Blues v. VIII. It's got two days to go. If you get a chance, swing by on this link and give all the entries a click! da Blues v. VIII