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Steven Hill

My passion is to search out subjects that speak directly to me, while working with all my senses on full speed to create, express and interpret landscapes, people and objects in a color-charged language. My process always includes capturing the effects of light and motion, mood and emotion, which is why I prefer pastels for quickly getting to the essence of my subjects.

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New video recordings

Very excited to announce that I have been working with professional videographer, Maggie Dominguez, who's been taking live recordings of me painting on site in the Skagit Valley, over the past 2 weeks. We will be publishing the first of those videos in my May 2021, monthly newsletter, "Art in View" complete with audio, as I touch on what's going though my mind, hands and pastels, while I do of one of my plein air paintings from start-to-finish. The painting took over 2 hours, but Maggie is editing it down to under 3 minutes. There's more to it than meets the casual eye - weather, especially atmosphere in the Skagit Valley, light, mood, fleeting moments, interpretation and colors all play a huge role that affects the process and outcome of any painting!

Stay tuned and please subscribe to "Art in View". I always write something new and interesting about the art world (think future, present and past) together with images of new paintings, shows, competitions, plus brief stories about luminaries I've met along the way. 

This monthly communique is also the best way to see my latest artwork before anyone else.  Sign up for Art In View.

Recordings of my On-line Classes in Pastel with French Escapade

Jackie Grandchamps, owner of French Escapade, has just sent the recordings for my 3 workshops last year that are posted on her website, and for sale.

https://frenchescapade.com/recordings

If you missed any of these and want to settle in and follow easy step-by-step instructions to paint-along, these are for you! A farmhouse in Tuscany, a Windmill in Belgium and a Pier in Monterey California are the subjects amd I do provide feedback on-line for anyone who buys these and wants to share their work for critique.  Check them out and hope to see your work!

Holiday Art Sale Extended through December 31, 2020

 

We had a great response to our recent holiday art sale at Windswept Fine Art Gallery, which ended 12/20/20. 

To celebrate that, as well as "the end of a fairly interesting year"  (my little joke) we are extending the sale !

10% OFF any artwork purchase through December 31. 

Discount also applies to any artwork acquired from my website: www.windsweptstudios.com. Click on Art Gallery and shop the many options from 12 European countries, Cuba, greater America and the San Juan Islands. To purchase any artwork, Contact Me or 360-468-2557. FREE insured UPS shipping to any address in the continental U.S.

If you are on the island, stop-by Windswept Fine Art Gallery, 783 Port Stanley Rd., Lopez Island, WA

Original Pastels and new Lopez Island giclee prints by Steven Hill

Original Watercolors by Ralph Bladt

Our spacious gallery allows complete privacy and ample social distancing to view artwork. We provide masks and hand sanitizing. Social distancing required. Limited to 5 or less guests at a time. Gallery Open 11-5 Daily! 

Please call or email in advance to arrange your private gallery visit.

Contact Me or 360-468-2557


 

Holiday Art Sale-Celebrating 20 years!


 

Give the timeless gift of Fine Art

Holiday Sale, November 27 through December 20.

10% OFF any purchase at

Windswept Fine Art Gallery, 783 Port Stanley Rd., Lopez Island, WA

featuring

Original Pastels and prints by Steven Hill

Original Watercolors by Ralph Bladt

Our spacious gallery allows complete privacy and ample social distancing to view artwork. We provide masks and hand sanitizing. Social distancing required. Limited to 4 or less guests at a time. Gallery Open 11-5 Daily, except closed December 1.

Please call or email in advance for your private gallery visit.

Contact Me or 360-468-2557


 


 

Virtual 5 Day Tour and Pastel Painting workshop in Croatia, January 18-22, 2021

You cannot have a more inclusive painting and travel opportunity in the middle of January, than this virtual workshop experience! Steve has taught 4 workshops in Croatia with Lynda Milina, since 2009, and will be doing daily live demos, with all of you, and moderated by Lynda Milina, via "Zoom" at each of the locations described below. After his live demo, you will be painting with guidance from Steve for two hours each day.

The 2 hour city tour of Dubrovnik and one hour tour of Korcula City by professional guides, alone are worth the whole workshop price, and we will also be doing a painting from those cities, as well as 3 other locations along the Adriatic Sea, on Korcula Island in beautiful, sunny Croatia!

Steve Hill “Virtual” Pastel Tour Dates

January 18-22, 2021 - 10am -1pm daily PST

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Sign-up with Lynda now or contact me with any questions. 

No masks required, just a desire to visit, learn and immerse yourself in a virtual 5 day workshop from your own home/studio!