Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Terri Hill

Parked in Palo Alto, 22" x 30"

Terri Hill has an extensive background in communications and graphic design, both of which influence her work in watercolor. She is well-known in the San Francisco Bay Area as "the bike artist," but she has a wide range of subjects that are strongly influenced by the healthy lifestyle of Northern California. Terri runs, bikes, and swims -- and enjoys local foods and wines as well -- and she finds the good life a wonderful inspiration for her work. Her paintings are known for their rich, saturated color and unusual vantage points.

Deco-Ration, 40" x 26"

Terri has won many awards for her work in the past three years. She was accepted into the biennial watercolor exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA in 2006 and 2008. She has won First (2006) and Second Place (2008) in the Los Gatos Art Association Open Juried Shows, a First Place (2008) in their juried member show, a Second Place (2008) and a People's Choice Award (2007) in the annual Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society shows, and an Award of Excellence (2007) in the AVA Artfest at the Triton Museum.

In addition, her work was the feature story in the Palo Alto Weekly Weekend Edition for Sept. 5, 2008 and was an
Editor’s Pick in The Wave Magazine, Dec. 1-14, 2008. Terri will also be featured in an upcoming episode of “Cycling Scenes of the Bay Area” -- a cable TV show dedicated to the San Francisco Peninsula bike scene.

See’sons Greetings, 22" x 22"

Family Heirlooms, 22" x 22"

Cruisin’ Cruz, 30" x 22"

Go to Terri's website to see more of her work.