Upon graduation from Art Center College of Design, l went on to spend twenty fruitful years working as an Animator, Director and Producer in Animation (Disney, Marvel, Fox, Universal) and Illustration (movie posters, TV Guide, children’s books). Throughout those years I continued to develop my artistic skills as a painter working mostly weekends and between projects, turning a passion into an obsession and a deep love of painting.
Eventually breaking from Hollywood to paint full time, opening a successful gallery in Downtown Visalia, in California. My five years’ operating my own gallery/studio offered insights into how the public viewed my work allowing me to appreciate what I can do as a fine artist. No longer a production artist pleasing a client. I sold fine art, portrait commissions and large public murals in Exeter, Visalia and Porterville.
With the 2008 downturn in the economy, I closed my gallery and began teaching Painting, Drawing, Illustration and Sculpture at two local colleges, all the while continuing with my work painting, portraits and book illustrations. I love teaching as it turned out and I try to pass on to my students the importance of expressing your own positive realness. Talent is intelligence focused. Capture authentic moments, observing the way light reveals with bold and delicate nuances. As a representational artist, draw and paint from life when at all possible. Nature is the greatest teacher!
My influences, after 40 years of practice continue to include: Zorn, Sargent, Sorolla, Waterhouse, Bouguereau, Rockwell, NC Wyeth, Parrish, Leyendecker and many others. My preferred technique is to draw and paint from life when possible combined with studio work. I balance my paintings with a combination of broad abstract brush work and fine detail directing the eye toward a story and focal point.
I am currently seeking gallery representation.
Facebook: Glen Hill Studio
PORTERVILLE ART GALLERY
The Porterville Art Gallery features the work of many professional and avocational local artists and is dedicated to presenting only the finest work for sale by the artists living in California’s Central Valley. The gallery’s displays cover a wide variety of styles and media. Please stop by to view our varied and constantly changing exhibits.
The mission of the Porterville Art Association (P.A.A.) is to promote visual arts in the Porterville area through workshops, educational programs, art exhibits, financial assistance to art students and other appropriate activities.
DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION & MAIL IT TO US: Membership Application