Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spotlight: Cathy Hillegas


 Transcendence
watercolor, 22" x 30"
Cathy Hillegas

With parents who loved to draw and paint, Cathy Hillegas was encouraged from a young age to express herself with art.  She also spent many hours outdoors as a child, exploring and observing the woods and creeks near her home.  The results are very clear in her work -- amazing and often very intimate views of her surroundings, particularly the natural world.

Cathy has been showing her work for many years and has garnered a very nice bunch of awards along the way.  This year promises to be a banner year for her -- the painting shown above, Transcendence, will be featured on the cover of Splash 13 (publishing date, June 2012) and she has also been accepted into the American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, which opens April 3.

Please hop over to her website to learn more about her and see more of her work.

11 comments:

  1. Wow. What a painting! I love Splash, can't wait to see this painting on its cover. She's really amazing. :)

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  2. Her work is outstanding!! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Hi Chris, I enjoyed looking at Cathy Hillegas' work. "Transcendence" is particularly special!

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  4. Glad you enjoyed her work, Peggy! Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  5. Wonderful work— thanks for sharing the link. Especially love "Transcendence". She is an inspiration!

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  6. Thanks for commenting, Kris -- I agree, Cathy is an inspiration!!

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  7. Thanks for the introduction - her work is no less than amazing.

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  8. I agree, Aubrey -- thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!!

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  9. Hi, I want to congratulate you on your work, very bright, I love the color tones achieves superb, very good work, greetings.

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  10. Cathy's work is superb -- glad you liked it!!

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  11. I guess it will take three days before I complete a painting like this. Your work is awesome.

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