Louise Hill

I'm passionate about landscape photography and 3-D multimedia sculptures. The views right outside my front door are constant sources of inspiration: the ocean, the sky, clouds, sunsets, sunrises, trees and vegetation, and the architecture that coexists and interfaces with nature. In my work I stress colors, textures and a focus on details. I try to achieve a composition that invites the viewer to enter the scene and experience an emotional connection.

 

Michigan born and raised. Last thirty years living and loving landscape photography in the sunshine State of Florida. My first camera was a box camera, then a Kodak Brownie and at some point I lost track of how many types of cameras I owned between that first box camera until I began college.

 

College gave me my first experience with the 35mm SLR camera, with the added excitement of dark room for developing. That thrill of involvement in various aspects of photography was short-lived though, since I decided to pursue a degree in graphic design.

 

The graphic design program provided me with a wonderful learning opportunity in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking besides some more photography. After graduation my love for all mediums led me onto a mixed-media path but I soon discovered the frustration of depending on someone else to photograph my finished 3-D designs. What started out as a necessity ended up becoming a passion.

 

I became obsessed with learning all I could about cameras and processing. Then my Nikon, Photoshop and Lightroom became my best friends. Although I still do projects in mixed media I spend the majority of my creative time taking pictures and I also continue learning from Online photography classes and by being out in the field.

 

Experience is really the best teacher and by practicing what I have learned I make sure the finished product is of the highest quality in resolution, color and composition. I will never grow tried of the beauty the State of Florida has to offer. Exploring it's picturesque vistas from my own outlook, I want to show and share it with the world.

 

 

Education

 

        BFA Graphic Design, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan

        Continuing Education in photography, Lightroom and  Photoshop

 

Exhibitions

2017

        Interwoven: Art Meets Nature- Juried show, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth, Mass-"Spin" teapot

        Camera USA 2017: National Photography Exhibition & Awards- Juried- Naples, Florida-"Odd Light Out"

2016

         100% Pure Florida Fifth Ave Gallery "Crossroads " and "Abandoned "

          Viera Gallery " Crossroads" and " Abandoned "

          Viera Gallery Juried- " Last Night's Sunset "

2015

        100% Pure Florida Fifith Ave Gallery

         Viera Gallery Juried- "Aproaching Storm"

2014

         50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition,  "Spin " teapot

         50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, "Upside Down Sized" teapot

2012

         Teapot Redefined Premiere, Mobilia Gallery, "Upside Down Sized" teapot

         Teapot Redefined Preview, Mobilia Gallery, “ Spin ” teapot

2011

         Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, “ Witch’s Brew ” teapot

2010

         Canvas Project Vol 3 - by Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Art Library

2008

         Celebrating Beads, Washington DC, “Worn Without Thorns”

2007

         Diamaru Department Store - Shinsaibashi, Oaka Japan ( invitational )

         The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Kanagawa Japan ( invitational )

         Matsuzakaya Department Store - Ginaz, Tokyo Japan ( invitational )

         One Year Touring, Treasures of Toho

         Bead Dreams, “Dancing Lady”

2006

         Bead Dreams, “ Serendipity ”

         Bead Dreams, “ Vitrail Serenade ”

2005

         Bead Dreams, “ Eyes of the Storms ”

2004

         Bead Dreams, “ Bumblebee Blues ”

2003

         Bead Dreams, “ Strawberry Dress ”

 

Awards

2015

         100% Pure Florida Fifth Ave Gallery " Harmony " Merit Award

2010

         Best of America Jewelry Artists, “ Upsy Daisy ”

         Best of America Jewelry Artists, “ Dancing Lady ”

2008

         2nd Place, Celebrating Beads - Washington DC, USA

         Tied People’s Choice, Celebrating Beads - Washington DC, USA

         Best Use of Shape, Celebrating Beads - Washington DC, USA

2007

         Best of America Jewelry Artists, “ Vitrail Serenade ”

         Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Dancing Lady ”

         Finalist, Beadwork Magazine - Beaded Bag Competition

2006

        1st Place, Bead Arts Awards International Competition

         Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Serendipity ”

         Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Vitrail Serenade ”

         Honorable Mention, Best of Florida

         Finalist, Fire Mountain Gems

2005

         Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Eyes of the Storms ”

2004

         Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Bumblebee Blues ”

2003

         Finalist, Bead Dreams, “ Strawberry Dress ”

 

Publications

2012

         Book, Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry by Lark

2011

         Book, Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs

         Book, Beading Across America: Jewelry Inspiration from Coast-Coast

2010

         Book, The Canvas Project Vol. 3: Encyclopedia of Artwork

         Book, Best of America Jewelry Artists Vol. II

2009

         Calendar, The Woven Bead 2010

2008

         Calendar, The Woven Bead 2009

2007

         Book, Graphic Crafts Artist ‘07 - Japanese Publication

         Magazine, Bead and Button, October Issue

         Book, Best of America Jewelry Artists & Artisans Vol. 1

         Book, Photographing Art, Crafts & Collectibles by Steve Meltzer

2006

         Magazine, Jewelry Arts & Lapidary Journal

         Special Issue Magazine - Haute Handbags, “Strawberry Dress”

         Book, Best of Artist Book Series, Florida

         Magazine, Bead and Button - Bead Dreams

         Magazine, Bead Arts Awards, Step by Step Beads 2006

         Magazine, Crafts Report

2004

         Special Issue Magazine, Bead Dreams Exhibit of Work

2003

         Special Issue Magazine, Bead Dreams Exhibit of Work

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