"I love the gentle and transcient light which the English climate gives us; coastal scenes and landscapes offer a great subject matter, with areas of richness, and ever-changing reflections. In my work it is important that I create a sense of place, be it imagined or otherwise. I like structure, but hopefully as the painting progresses, forms will begin to melt away into shapes and colour used for their own sake. My aim is to convey a sense of atmosphere, perhaps leaving passages of the painting understated."
Michael Hill is very much a Plymouth artist. He studied Graphic Art and Design at Plymouth College of Art and worked as a freelance illustrator before becoming a full time painter. He is President of Plymouth Watercolour Society and a member of Plymouth Society of Artists. He is also a part-time tutor of watercolour painting and holds numerous workshops for painting in acrylics. He is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Institute and the Royal Academy summer exhibitions, and is shown in numerous galleries throughout the UK.