I’m honored to feature my long-time friend, Gloria Hill, whose expressive abstract paintings have blossomed in 2013. She started working with me at the Studio in February (I hesitate to say “taking lessons” because I learn as much from her as she does from me). Gloria grasps an idea and makes it her own. She is dedicated and amazingly prolific considering that she has a demanding full-time career as North East ISD’s Director of Visual Art where her art teachers and students win state and national awards. Gloria is, thankfully, finding time for her own art, and boy, is she good! Her paintings (below) speak for themselves, but this is what she has to say about her personal creative journey:
“We all have to start somewhere and I feel that I am at the gathering stage in my work. I am motivated by the strong urge to create. I hope that through the process of discovering, gathering, creating, experimenting, searching, failing, and learning I will develop the tools, techniques, and processes to better express myself. I know who I am and am happy with me. I never want to stop growing and learning and I am finding that my art is taking me down the path I want to travel. It is giving me joy, inner peace, confidence, and a feeling of personal accomplishment.”
Thank you, Glo, for sharing your talent and inspiring work!
Lyn, it is great to see Gloria Hill’s artist self re-emerging. I have always liked the few pieces of hers that I have seen. Thanks for highlighting her this month. -Clif
I agree, Clif – her work is exuberant!