Ellen Hill
"Ellen Hill: Life Lines" solo exhibition appeared at the Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.
January 10 to March 8th, 2015.

Biography

Ellen Hill was born in 1960 and grew up in Rocky Hill, New Jersey and Athens, Georgia. She spent much of her childhood exploring the surrounding forests and fields of north Georgia. Her elegant abstractions in birch and paint reflect her strong respect for nature.

Ellen Hill's artworks have been shown throughout the United States; abroad in Northern Ireland and Vietnam; and in the Washington-Baltimore area at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, the Washington, DC City Hall Art Collection, the University of Maryland, College Park. Solo exhibitions include Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA; McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA; the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 410 GooDBuddY, Washington, DC, and the Montpelier Art Center in Laurel, MD.

Her works are in public and private collections including the Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD; the U.S. State Department; the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities; KPMG-LLP; and Rutgers University; University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD. Hill is the recipient of two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and a Grant to Individual Artists from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

She has served as a resident printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD, and as a resident artist at Hood College in Frederick, MD, and Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD. She formerly taught two-dimensional design at Montgomery College. She received her MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She lives with her husband and two sons in Rockville, MD.



 

BEYOND THE SEA 1, 2016
Acrylic on maple on panel, 24" x 23.5"
Private Collection







 

BEYOND THE SEA 2, 2016
Acrylic on maple on panel, 24" x 23.5"
Private Collection







 

BUDS, #1-5, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch and maple on panel, Variable sizes, approximately 15" x 8" each
Private Collection







 

READY 1, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch and maple on panel, 14" x 14"
$700







 

READY 2, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch and maple on panel, 14" x 14"
$700







 

READY 3, 2016
Acrylic, ink, carved birch and maple on panel, 14" x 14"
$700







 

BIG GREEN FLOWER, 2015
Acrylic on birch on panel, 35.5" x 37.5"
$3,500







 

RECEIVING BLANKET, 2015
Acrylic and carved birch on panel, 35.5" x 37.5"
$3,500







 

FLYING KITES 1, 2015
Acrylic, ink and maple on panel, 16.5" x 16"
Collection of INOVA Health Care, Falls Church, VA







 

FLYING KITES 2, 2015
Acrylic, ink and maple on panel, 16.5" x 16"
Collection of INOVA Health Care, Falls Church, VA







 

GROTTO, 2015
Acrylic on maple on panel, 36.5" x 35.5"
Private Collection







 

SEA AND SKY, 2015
Acrylic on maple on panel, 31" x 38"
Collection of UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA







 

BLOOM TIME, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and carved maple on panel, 25.5" x 26"
Collection of UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA







 

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and carved maple on panel, 25" x 25"
$1,700







 

FULL SUN, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and carved maple on panel, 24.5" x 24"
$1,600







 

MAY MORNING 1 & 2, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and carved maple on panel, 15" x 15" each
Private Collection







 

LATE FROST #1-3, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and carved maple on panel, 12" x 10" each
Private Collection







 

LATE FROST 1, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and carved maple on panel, 12" x 10"
Private Collection







 

LATE FROST 2, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and carved maple on panel, 12" x 10"
Private Collection







 

LATE FROST 3, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and carved maple on panel, 12" x 10"
Private Collection





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Artist Statement
My artwork is a personal response to my experiences and my natural environment. I work with wood because it has a warmth and history that it carries with it, and it reflects my strong respect for nature. I like that it comes out of the ground and has a textural and tactile energy to it.

In creating my work, I take an evolutionary approach, responding to the physical materials involved and making use of different media for their individual strengths and their combined expressive power. Typically this involves building layers of mark making, painting and carving images that resonate with me emotionally, and combining them over time in the studio.

Public Collections
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Community of Hope, Washington, DC
Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
Public Arts Trust, Arts and Humanities Council, Montgomery County, MD
U.S. State Department, in Washington D.C.
University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, MD
Washington, D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Private Collections
American Bankers Association, Washington, DC
Capital One, Reston, VA
Center on Education Policy, Washington, DC
Crowell & Moring, LLP, Washington, DC
Dickinson Landmeier LLP, Washington, DC
KPMG, LLP, Washington, D.C.