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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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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


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. 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!

Time Lapse at Zion National Park

This link is from my archives of Plein Air Painting events, made by Joe Hafen for Zion National Park at the Plein Air Invitational there back in 2013. It does give a little insight into my process of painting on location (en plein air) when I worked upstream from Sinewava along the Virgin River doing this pastel painting. Each frame was one second long, which condensed my 2 hour painting in the canyon to two minutes, 19 seconds.Hope you enjoy watching, as much as I did painting. This original framed painting, which I also titled "Time Lapse", is available at Worthington Gallery, 789 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, Utah.  435-772-3446

2 Day Virtual Pastel Workshop

Join me September 9 & 10, for my third online workshop with Jackie Grandchamps, owner of French Escapade, as we all paint a coastal scene from the Carmel/Monterey area of California! Learn as you paint-along in steps, and do a finished painting by the end of the second day. Read the reviews from my virtual workshops 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 my paintings of: "Fog Lifting, Monterey Bay" and "Tide's Out, Asilomar" during my 6 invitations to The Carmel Art Festival, since 2010, to get an idea of what we'll be painting 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

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!