Artist: David Hill
Sculpture and Drawing
Charcoal, pastel, acrylic, ceramic, and bronze
Education:Graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a B.A. in Art in addition to 2½ years of work in physics and mathematics.
Post-Graduate work at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.
Teaching and art related experience:
Instructor in ceramics and sculpture at Loyola Marymount University.
Graphic designer and owner of dk graphic services.
Member of the Bay Area and Palo Alto Models Guilds.
Instructor of life drawing and still life drawing classes through the San Ramon Art and Recreation Center, 2005-2009.
Instructor of Sculpure Workshop, Walnut Creek, CA, 2009.
Exhibited in the Sebastopol Figurative juried show, 2004.
Exhibited in the Ink People Center for the Arts, Arcata, CA, December 2004, 2005 & 2006.
Exhibiting in the Artists Alley Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2006-2007.
Exhibiting in the Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA, 2008-2009.
Exhibiting in the Sanchez Art Center, "50-50" juried show, Pacifica, CA, 2009.
After many years of concentration on my commercial graphics business I have had an opportunity to renew my work with the human form in drawings and sculpture.
I have always felt that drawing the body was both valuable and difficult. Maybe it is these two factors that also make life drawing always interesting. I have explored both geometric sculpture and painting, as well as abstractions. The geometry seems to intrigue the mathematician in me but I am quickly bored with studies of lifeless shapes and colors. I am drawn back to studies of the body which contain nobility, pathos, sensuality, eroticism, beauty, strength, weakness, etc. - all the greatness and frailty of being human. There is also the constant exchange between model and artist. It is this unseen exchange of energy that first interested me in an attempt to become an art model. I love both sides of the drawing board, since both contribute to furthering the study of who we are as humans.
I know that life drawing is often not thought of as a serious form of "modern" art. I disagree. A good life drawing is ageless and timeless. If it's well done, it is an example of the artist's ability to "really" see and his skills to represent what is seen. I believe that we who do figurative art make a special contribution to our culture and the way it views the human body. I feel like I'm just beginning and hope to continue to improve. Life drawing is such a challenge that it is difficult to ever feel that you have really "gotten it".