"Born 1941 in Hillsborough, Illinois and raised in California, he received formal art instruction at the College of the Sequoias, Fresno State University and Brooks Institute, School of Fine Art in Santa Barbara."
"Art connoisseurs consider Darrell M. Hill "one of the finest bold impressionists alive today." The subjects of Hill's paintings are as diverse as the Hawaiian paradise in which he lives ? beaches, florals, tropics, landscapes and beautiful native people ? but the "Hill touch" is unmistakable in each of his works.
Strong contrast, bold use of color, and light with surface texture are hallmarks of Hill's paintings. He has a gift for observation and the ability to paint with both freshness and emotion. Darrell Hill paintings, which are featured in collections worldwide, capture the moment of light that often reflects a story. They are described as colorful and comforting, warm and inviting and sometimes, courageous.
As demand for his work grew, it became necessary for Hill to devote his full energies to gallery sales and the creation of larger paintings. Many of his works are over nine feet. Since making that decision he has enjoyed outstanding success in his career; which now spans more than two decades. In addition to his beautiful work in oil, Hill also works in watercolor and drawing.
Influential in Hill's work are such artists as Monet, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Van Gough, Klimt and Gauguin."