Steven Hill portrait

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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Old Kjargaard Farmstead, Lopez Island

I wanted to present this painting done last week, on-site at this beautiful old farm on Lopez Island. Go to my gallery page and click on the title to see it and read my description. I Love the rural spirit of this island and that so many younger farmers are keeping it alive with sustainable farming practices - too many to mention here, but they are all "outstanding in their fields" and I keep finding myself standing in my tracks right behind them, painting!

2 Day Online Workshop with Steve Hill, June 19 & 20

Join me next Friday and Saturday, June 19 & 20 for my second online workshop with Jackie Grandchamps as we all paint a windmill scene from Bruges, Belgium. Learn as you paint-along in steps, and do a finished painting by the end of the second day. Read the reviews from my first workshop with French Escapade by clicking this link below and register now! Still some spaces left.

Visit my art gallery pages on my web site to see images of: "Bridge at Bruges, Belgium" and "Windmill at Damme, Belgium" to see paintings I did there in 2016 . . . and to see where we'll all be during this on-line class! 3 hours each day - beginners welcome, as are more advanced level pastel artists.

Questions? 360-468-2557 or contact me online

Aleck Bay Daybreak and unframed, signed original pastels

Look on this web site in the Art Gallery under "Recent" and find "Aleck Bay Daybreak", which was  painted en plein air, May 5, 2020, on Lopez Island.

It is one of many unframed original pastels, that can be acquired at Windswept Fine Art Gallery, for half the price of a "framed" original. It's a great way to build your art collection in an affordable way. 11x14 original, would frame to @ 17x20.

Framed price at our gallery: $1400.   Unframed, it is just $700. 

We ship these in special secured protective hinged mats, inside sealed plastic sleeves and padded cartons, with complete "Pastel Framing Instructions" that you can take to any frame shop, choose your own molding, style & color, and have a quality frame with museum glass made for @$200. Or order standard size frames on-line and make it a DIY.

Do the math $1400 vs @$900 . . . and you pick a frame that suits your taste and art budget.


Online Pastel Class With French Escapade, May 16

Just got word that we have 12 registered with room for only 4 more, for my 4 hour, on-line, virtual pastel painting class next Saturday, May 16 (10-2 pst)

This is an instructional active painting class, moderated by Jackie Grandchamps of French Escapade, where I will be doing a step-by-step narrated painting demo in pastel, (a Tuscan farm scene, in late afternoon light) while everyone paints along with me. Learn the simple techniques for how to make your landscape paintings work every time, from the comfort of your home/studio.

Click below for complete details.

Web Site Refreshed

For the past year, I have been collaborating with my son, to redesign my web site, cataloging nearly a thousand of my painting images (done over the past 20 years), into a more usable, updated format. Believe me, painting them was a lot easier than doing all the necessary work to organize into an interactive system that displays my paintings by category/location/genre, in a complete on-line Art Gallery.  Even the never-ending tasks of bookkeeping and locating older, sold originals are now simplified, on the back-end for me and I could have never done this without Aaron's expert help!

Please message me, just to say "hi" and give me your feedback on the revamped site. It's still a work in progress, but vastly improved already.

Check-out the Art Gallery, mouse over any image to get price, size, and title, then message me for any you might have an interest in acquiring. Free Shipping on any originals purchased from Windswept Fine Art Gallery, via insured UPS, anywhere in the continental U.S. You may see a painting you have purchased in the Art Gallery Pages, as well as all other pieces by similar location and genre. Works from 14 European countries, all over north America and even Cuba, are now available and ready to view.

Also check-out the Events sections, if you would like to register for a one day pastel landscape painting workshop (4 hours) with me and Jackie Grandchamps, owner of French Escapade, on May 16th, from the safety of your own home/studio!