Darrell Hill


"I like spontaneity," says painter Darrell Hill. In time-honored plein-air fashion, he paints different studies of a scene at different times of day. He loves the challenges of painting outdoors. "You've got a l2x16" canvases not much bigger than a window, but you have vast surroundings you have to focus down on. You see the location, lighting and shadows right and get the essence of the moment down very quickly; especially when the scene includes people.
His style borrows from the Impressionists’ handling of color and luminance,
but Hill's work has its own hold, clean lines and strong contrasts that come from
another set influences painters like Sargent and Gauguin, whose work featured
simplicity and economy of brush strokes; and above all the islands themselves.
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