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by Catherine Hillis

28"x 22"



P.O. Box 41
Round Hill, VA 20142-0041

Catherine Hillis has painted all her life, winning awards and honors at competitive shows regionally and nationally, earning Signature Membership status in the Southern Watercolor Society, Virginia Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Potomac Valley Watercolor Society. During the summer of 2010, the Department of the Interior awarded her a position as Artist in Residence in Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. One of her paintings was published in "Splash 12", a collection of 100 American watercolor paintings, in June, 2011; she won the May 2010 "Creativity Challenge" in Watercolor Artist (online version) and in July 2007, she was awarded a grant by "Les Amis de la Grande Vignes" to serve as artist in residence in Dinan, France. She competes regularly in national watercolor exhibitions and plein aire competitions.

Mrs. Hillis primarily paints in watermedia, including busy street scenes, intricate florals, and her favorite, the historic sites near her home on the Blue Ridge in Virginia. The hallmarks of her work are rich color and a touch of humor. She offers classes and workshops across the country and abroad. See her website at for workshop and class information. You can also view the artist teaching a series of brief watercolor lessons at (type in watercolors onto the subject line).

Hillis' work has been featured in "Best of American Watercolorist, 2001": she garnered second place in watercolors for the state of Virginia in 2005, her work being published in the book, "Best of Virginia Artist and Artisans, 2005"; her biography is included in "Who's Who Among American Women, 2006, '07, '08, '09, '10 and 2011". Four of her paintings were selected as the cover art for the national journal of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and her article "Ten Tools for Better Watercolors" was published in American Artist Magazine ( in September 0f 2006.



by Catherine Hillis

39"x 29"


by Catherine Hillis

28"x 22" Watercolor