Hittle Fine Art
Painting distills what is most important to me in life, the value and beauty that resides in every living thing.
My goal is to allow the viewer to see what I see in the animals that I paint; the essence of each personality; the loveliness of spirit and the power of their presence.
I believe they have much to teach us about life. The ancients have always understood how we are all connected.
By the time I was 8 years old I knew I would be an artist. All through the years of raising family and career as a nurse, I worked with fabric, color and texture to satisfy the need to create something beautiful and useful.
Ten years ago I began my journey as a professional artist. While living in Ruidoso, New Mexico I took instruction from noted Texas and New Mexico artist, Ann Templeton, as well as other local painters. Starting in 2007, I participated in the first of several Alto Artist’s Studio Tours and Lincoln County Art Loops and began study towards a degree in Studio Art at Eastern New Mexico University.
In 2010, “Sally’s Geese” earned the award of Honorable Mention from the Hubbard Museum of Western Art, Biannale Grande Exhibit.
A few years ago I moved to the Central Coast of California, and now live in the seaside town of Capitola with my lovely cat Maisy. I am able to enjoy the dogs, cats and other critters of family, friends and strangers. I believe there is a special, sacred connection between people and their pets. Painting is my way of honoring that.
Represented by Pinon Pottery & Gallery located at 26465 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico.
Member of the Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, California 95060
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, PO Box 5598, Carmel, California 93921