George Hill is an American artist (b. 1982-) residing in southwest Montana. As a young adult, he set off traveling through Patagonia in pursuit of his favorite fly rod quarry, trout. By selling his stateside possessions, and working as a fishing guide in an obscure corner of Argentina, he managed to fund his oft irrational, yet singular and undying obsession of catching the largest trout in the most remote areas of the region. These years were profoundly influential in the life of George Hill and have inspired his artwork ever since.
Hence, his work relies heavily on fish. It obsesses over capturing the subtle plays of light and water created by wild fish in their natural wet environs. His paintings attempt to abstract the subject matter through loose brushwork and compositional choices, all while preserving elements of realism and representation. With this, he hopes to emote in the viewer the distinct feeling of “aliveness of subject.” His works can be seen at The Dana Gallery of Missoula and Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.