Michael Hill an artist from Plymouth has always had a love of drawing and a fascination for the painted image as far back as he can remember. After leaving school he studied art and graphic design, but quickly became aware that illustration and fine arts were the subjects he wanted to pursue. Shortly after leaving college he worked for some years as a freelance illustrator before taking up painting full time.
My paintings have become more abstract of late but it is important to me to convey a strong sense of place together with an air of mystery. Coming from fragments of memory, the painting surface is built up through layers of colour, sometimes leaving previous areas of paint exposed, maybe to indicate the history of the work.