The Chester County Art Association is continuing its tradition of supporting local artists by displaying 50 oil paintings by West Chester artist Philip Hill, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News.
Hill paints distinct subjects such as butterflies and local landscapes in all seasons. He also enjoys painting what he calls “Alien Invasion.” However, he has only included a few of these.
“I can’t have too many of them in the show because people will wonder,” he joked.
Hill, 71, worked most his life in law and business in New York City and studied at the Art Students League and National Academy in New York. When he retired to West Chester five years ago, he began painting full time.
Now, he often takes regular photos of subjects that captivate him, and then creates art around it.
“I see something that startles me, and say, ‘Holy Cow, that could make a great painting,’” Hill said.
The Hill exhibit will run until Jan. 31, and Hill will speak at the Chester County Art Association on Jan. 17 at 6 PM.
Read more about artist Philip Hill in the Daily Local News here.