George Hill

Missoula, MT

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Red White and Moo by George Hill

Red White and Moo

36″ x 36″ – oil – sold

Portrait of a Rainbow Trout by George Hill

Portrait of a Rainbow Trout

12″ x 16″ – oil – sold

Colossus by George Hill

Colossus

20″ x 20″ – oil – sold

Salmo Trutta by George Hill

Salmo Trutta

16″ x 23″ – oil – sold

Ephemeral by George Hill

Ephemeral

13″ x 18″ – oil – sold

Portrait of a Cow by George Hill

Portrait of a Cow

12″ x 16″ – oil – sold

Awakening by George Hill

Awakening

11″ x 14″ – oil – sold

Candescence by George Hill

Candescence

13″ x 18″ – oil – sold

Portrait of a Brown Trout by George Hill

Portrait of a Brown Trout

12″ x 16″ – oil – sold

Portrait of a Cutthroat Trout by George Hill

Portrait of a Cutthroat Trout

12″ x 16″ – oil – sold

Bill Mittag

George Hill

George Hill (b.1982-) is a contemporary realist painter based out of SW Montana. His representations of wildlife and fish attempt to push both realism and expressionism. He composes his paintings mostly in the style of portraiture to emote in the viewer a strong sense of reverence for the subject. Yet his works are far from traditional. Through loose, at times impressionistic application of paint, Hill is able to breathe emotion and life into his subject. Blending realism with expressive abstract elements produces a uniquely engaging and emotive experience for his viewers.

Hill’s choice of subject matter is largely influenced by his affinity for wilderness areas and the creatures that reside within them. He is an avid outdoorsman and fly fisherman. Hill spent several years as a young man pursuing large trout with his fly rod in Patagonia, Argentina. These years were profoundly influential for the artist and his work. With each portrayal on canvas, Hill hopes to raise a sense of awareness and importance for these creatures, as their health is indicative of flourishing ecosystems and wilderness spaces.

Hill’s works are represented by galleries across the Northern Rocky range. In a relatively short period of time he has amassed a strong collector base, often comprised of avid outdoors people such as himself. They too share the same reverence and appreciation for wild creatures and the spaces they inhabit that Hill does.