River Gallery will host a reception on Friday, Nov. 8, to open the new November-December exhibit by featured artists Scott Hill and Tatiana Hill. The reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the gallery, 400 E. Second St. The husband-and-wife artists will be present to meet guests.
Painter Scott Hill draws from memories of his childhood in Northwest Georgia, locations he visits or colors he encounters to inspire his creative process. His paintings are reminiscent of a style found in the landscapes of 16th-century Spanish artists and the shadowy works of 19th-century Romanticism.
The richness and texture of his work are the results of layering paint and an age-old technique called glazing. Glazing involves brushing linseed oil, turpentine, or varnish over a layer of paint and allowing the colors underneath to bleed through, which results in an aged appearance.
Although he works primarily with oils, he experiments with watercolors, coffee stains and oil pastels.
Tatiana Hill was born in Valencia, Venezuela, and grew up surrounded by the art of her father and uncle. After moving with her family to several locations around the United States, she arrived in Georgia, where she now resides and works in a studio with her husband, according to her artist's statement.
Tatiana Hill's approach to painting reflects her interpretations of places she sees everyday, enhanced with the glazing technique. By applying several layers of thin paint over her vibrant color palate, she adds depth to luminous landscapes.