Background of the Artist
A graduate of the College of William & Mary and with a masters degree in Architectural History from University of Virginia, Hill served as Executive Director and the State Historic Preservation Officer of Virginia's Department of Historic Resources from 1977 to 1982.
In addition to print making, Hill has long career with history museums, creating exhibits and publications and as an architectural historian.
In the early 1980s he studied at the Richmond Printmaking Workshop, discovered the potential of monotype printing, and set up his own studio in Richmond with a small (16" x 30") floor mounted Charles Brand etching press. After finding that he spent increasing time in the Blue Ridge mountains gathering ideas for his prints, he "followed the prints" and moved to the foot of Old Rag Mountain in Madison County in 1990.
Hill is a member of ONE/OFF, a group of professional Virginia printmakers who exhibit together, and he is an exhibiting member of The Middle Street Gallery, Washington, Virginia (known as "Little Washington"). His monotypes have been shown in galleries across the mid-Atlantic region, and in Europe and South America.
In 1997, Hill joined with author Walter Nicklin to produce "Pieces of the Piedmont," an affectionate portrait in words and monotype prints of the countryside of the Piedmont area of rural Virginia, the section between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the cities of the coastal plain. (The book is available from The Virginia Company website here.)
Hill works out of a studio in his home near Etlan in Madison.
copies of selections of his prints can be requested as e-mail attachments.