The Exhibition – The Last Post

July 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

To get closure on The Exhibition that Emily Hill recently completed, it was decided to display here for the viewing audience, a slideshow of the pieces that unfortunately did not get sold during the showing, but are fortunately now available for purchase through this blog.  So if you like any of the watercolours below, then leave a message and we will get in touch, will let you know sizes and costs, framed and un-framed…. you may notice a fairly distinct theme in the collection below.

This also frees up Emily to start working hard on her next project to which a few previews may grace these pages.


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Reflective Teatime

June 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Exhibition was a huge success for both Emily Hill and the hosting Art Gallery, it was great to see such a positive and warm response to the Artwork on show.  Emily sincerely thanks all that visited and all whom purchased a piece or two for their own Art collections.

There are still a few pieces which didn’t sell and these will be available through this website, please leave a message and I am sure we can work something out.

Here is a Silver Teapot that Emily acquired just prior to the exhibition from a Watercolour friend and subsequently ended up as part of the whole experience.

Swimmer Crabs and Lantern

June 2, 2012 § 4 Comments

As a young girl, Emily Hill noticed the watercolours that her father had painted and were sometimes around the house.  When the viewer looks into this painting, one can see a moment in time in Emily’s past; the Blue Swimmer Crabs of St Vincent’s Gulf, the earthy warmth to the colours here and also the Hurricane Lamp.  Which ties in nicely to Emily’s current location of Cyclone-prone North Queensland.

This piece sold during the recent exhibition and the lucky new owner has more then just a watercolour, they have a tale of Emily and her story.

Beach Debris

May 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is what started tomorrow’s Exhibition.  Some time ago in Papua New Guinea, Emily Hill painted a watercolour and entered it into the Luk Save Art Show, PNG’s premier display of all things beautiful that is art in such a tribal country.

Emily’s entry was a watercolour of local shells and Red Emperor fish.  This was purchased by a man we shall call Dominic who then decided to host a dinner in honour of the artist and the painting.  A great night was had by all.

Later when Emily returned to Australia, another still life of beach flotsam and jetsam was painted and Dominic was privy to a viewing.  His comment simply was; “Exhibit this painting, build an exhibition around it and I will buy it”.

The Still Life Exhibition was born.  Here is that painting.

Once Upon A Time

May 17, 2012 § 3 Comments

Emily Hill re-discovered Watercolour in Papua New Guinea. Something is not quite right with that statement.  Papua New Guinean art is either tribal carvings, or acrylic cartoons.  The delicate world of washes, cauliflowers and flicking is a world apart.  But in PNG, Emily learnt the joys of a drop of water here and a splash of Quinacridone Gold there, and the result was a passion for watercolours, which has evolved into the exhibition that opens in less than 48 hours.

In a time that once was, and in a country that believes in the unexpected, here Emily offers a portrait of a young Huli Girl dressed in preparation for a Singsing.


Still Life Photography

May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

In the final days before the Exhibition opens, one more piece was included.  There is a space on the wall that Emily Hill wanted Photographer Jason Daniels to fill with a still life.  Is Photography a legitimate Art form?  That is for the viewer to judge… just don’t ask Jason his opinion.

Tropical Portrait

May 14, 2012 § 4 Comments

Outside of this week’s Exhibition opening, there are a few other projects happening.  Capturing the diversity of life in the Tropics has meant that Emily Hill occasionally paints animal portraiture.  Here we see an Australian Brush Turkey, Alectura lathami.  These birds are commonplace in the gardens and parks that abound in North Queensland.  Great characters, these birds move randomly and without warning.

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