: Nan Hill

Born in Minnesota, Nan Hill lives and paints in the Pioneer Valley, an area renowned for its extended group of Contemporary Realist artists who are some of the finest in the country. Hill studied art at local schools; she is a Smith College alumna and holds a degree in painting and art education from the University of Massachusetts. Her work has been represented by the R. Michelson Galleries since 1996.

“I’m primarily a still life painter but I have a very strong appreciation for the beauty of our Valley lands. I’ve been photographing the Valley landscape for years and I find that by sneaking out at odd times, the Valley landscape shows itself to be the equal of some of the most beautiful places on the planet.It’s no surprise that the Valley is home to so many creative souls. Now more than ever, land conservation is of utmost concern for all and especially in areas like ours in western Massachusetts where there still remain environments and habitats that can be saved or restored, or worked sustainably. Our most important work is that which has results for future generations.”

View more of Nan’s work here