Why would you want to visit Sandra Hill’s studio? She provides a couple of good motivations: 1) she is experimental and 2) she is having fun. Here is a description based on how she describes her work and approach.
She is an experimental artist whose style ranges from realistic to abstract. She is currently having fun creating mixed media collages she calls “crosswords for the eye” while continuing to paint very traditional watercolor.
Her work has been selected for juried shows sponsored by the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptures, the Vienna Art Society Treasury of Art show and numerous Arlington Artists Alliance shows.
Sandra recently served as AAA’s Board Secretary and is chair of AAA’s jurying committee. Besides creating her own art, Sandra loves to share her joy of art by teaching watercolor techniques for AAA’s Academy and Arlington’s Adult Education. She has also taught oils to handicapped adults and currently teaches private oil classes in her home studio.
Sandra is primarily a self-taught artist who has studied with over 150 national and local artists. She has created commissioned works including presentation pieces for the International Sister City Association, Kennedy Center and Federal Reserve Bank.
See samples of her work in the slideshow. The first painting is abstract: beach, water, mountains and sky are suggested, and yet they don’t have to be any of those things.
A second painting is of flowers in a glass vase. Impressive is the technique that lays down distinctive flowers and colors without running wildly into one another. That is the artist is in control.
A third painting is of a pair of cardinals at springtime. It is a literal interpretation.
A fourth is titled, “Heart of Art” and it is some coffee cans and a brush.
The fifth image is titled, “Red Rock Canyon” and is a sharply contrasting and brightly colored landscape.
So you see from this eclectic group that Sandra is free to move about the canvas anyway that she feels.
On Saturday, October 4 and Sunday October 5, 2014 between 1 pm. – 5 p.m. will be the 4th Annual Arlington Art Studio Tour. The community is invited to take part in this popular weekend event held in artist studios throughout Arlington County.
“Featured are a self-guided tour of twenty-three art studios showcasing the work of twenty-five local artists. Works include framed and unframed oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings of many styles; ceramics; sculpture; glass; jewelry; and mixed media. This yearly event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the tour and a downloadable map visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org”
Arlington Artists Alliance