"Misbehaved" oil on hardwood panel, 18" x 24 x 2" by Hilary J. England, American contemporary artist. For more information about this painting, my other artwork, upcoming exhibitions and news, please visit my blog at:
I am a basically a self-taught artist, but I have had many long sweaty summer stints at the Art Student's League in NYC, and various other workshops with some modern Masters. Painting has always been my passion, and I suppose it will always be. I am amazed and inspired by life and all aspects of nature, people, and the coexistence of the two. My passion is painting people and landscapes, both equally beautiful and fascinating to me, so if I can combine the two, even better. I find the variety and sheer diversity of nature and humanity to be the driving force behind my need to create. Everywhere I look I see beauty, and for this, I am very thankful. I love to paint boldly, although I find that a variety of different strokes and techniques makes for a most interesting painting. I find a sort of music in the rhythm of painting, and I try to convey that in my work. I don't have any particular style and don't like defining one or confining myself to any particular genre--I basically paint whatever interests me at the time, and hope others will also enjoy whatever insight I might have captured.