Catherine Hillis

October 1 thru November 30, 2019

Catherine Hillis has always been an achiever in the arts. As a youngster, she won awards for her artwork and she acted and modeled in print and television ads, later majoring in Theatre at the University of Georgia.

Hillis works both in the studio and outdoors.  During the past few years, she has traveled extensively to plein air competitions, fulfilling her love for painting nature and history.  She is drawn to scenes that are forgotten or neglected, finding the intrinsic beauty in them.

Catherine Hillis has won hundreds of awards and honors at competitive shows regionally and nationally, earning eight Signature Memberships from national watercolor organizations. She has also served as artist in residence in Dinan, France (2007) and at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas (2010).

Catherine Hillis Water Color

Her watercolor paintings are included in museums as well as in many corporate and personal collections. Hillis also has the distinction of having work published in many venues, including Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, American Watercolor Newsletter, American Artist Magazine, Splash 12, Splash 14, Splash 18, the Artistic Touch series of water-media books, The Washington Post, the Best of America Watercolor Artists & Artisans, Volume 1, and the Best of Virginia Artists & Artisans 2005.  You may see Hillis teaching a series of brief watercolor lessons on

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Catherine Hillis Studios, LLC


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