Welcome to the inaugural HilEldridge.com blog post! Thanks for being an early adopter. My name is Hil, and I will be your artist. I live with a boisterous family in a place I affectionately call,"Rednecktopia", right under Hawk Mountain in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. There are fish in the river, the back door is always slamming with kids and dogs going in and out, and we like the junk car in the back yard right where it is.
A few years ago, I got very sick. Deathly sick. I was diagnosed with a nasty case of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and I had to change my life. I couldn't be a stress-ball in a cubicle any more. I couldn't eat trash and think trash and make trash any more. I had to love myself and live in harmony, or get fitted for some cement galoshes. I changed my diet. I changed my job. I hiked barefoot, I swam in the "dirty" river, and I started making art. My focus shifted to appreciating nature all around me, and that showed in my work. Child-like, flat, and with generous use of color, I painted and painted and painted!
People on Facebook started buying my work, both in the United States and abroad. I was invited to join the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance, and they kept on inviting me to do arty stuff, and I kept doing it! Now I am preparing to show and sell my art at The Hawk Mountain Art Tour, as a feature at the home of kinetic sculptor, Jeff Kahn.
I hope that you like the new website! I wrote descriptions for each of the paintings in the gallery, but I can't figure out a way for the descriptions to show up. I'll work on that.
Yours til the kitchen sinks,
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