Born in Illinois, Kathleen Hill’s first love, like so many young girls, was horses. Drawing them was her way of expressing that love. Her father’s work transferred the family to California and to one of the most horse populated counties in the state. She began working for a horse trainer and the love affair continued. It was at the barn that she learned about bone and muscle structure as well as the personalities of the horses.
Her subject matter grew to include anything with fur or feathers. Whether she is doing a commission or a wildlife piece, she considers it her mission to capture the life essence of every animal she paints.
Presently residing in the beautiful Livermore Valley in California, she feels blessed to be living in an area where there is still a strong ranching community and yearly rodeo. A place where you can leave town in any direction and find country; where cowboy boots and pick up trucks are not just a fashion statement, but a way of life.
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