florence hill


My images talk about light and observing nature as She makes art. I never tire of chasing those colors that can drift like perfume, or bolt out of the darkness, that make a drama of the moment never to be repeated exactly the same another time.

I have been a practicing artist for over 50 years. I enjoy working en plein air and in all mediums.

My studio has hosted a figure drawing group every Sunday afternoon for almost 44 years.


Studies include:

(1951-2002) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Minnetonka Art Center, Minnetonka
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul



Solo Exhibitions:

Concordia College, St. Paul
Westlake Gallery, Minneapolis
Sky Gallery, St. Paul
Downtown Gallery, Minneapolis
Unitarian Societies, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota
Blandin Foundations, Grand Rapids, MN

Group Exhibitions:

Walker Art Center, '68 Biennial, Minneapolis
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Benedictine Art Awards, New York
Manisphere Traveling Exhibit, Canada
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka
Minnesota State Fairs, '67-'86, '07, '08, '10, '12, '14 , '15, '18
"Six Painters" Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, '86
"Studio Projects" Hennepin Gallery, Hennepin Cty. Gov. Ctr., '87
"Drawing: Contradiction and Paradox" Katherine Nash Gallery '87
310 Gallery, Minneapolis '90, '91
"Plein Air" Wilensky Arts, Minneapolis, '92
"Lines and Surfaces" Wilensky Arts, Minneapolis, '92
"La Bretagne en Ete '92" Brittany, France
Anderson Galleries, New York, '92
"Summers in Brittany" World Trade Center, St. Paul, '93
"Bretagne Interiere" France, '93
"Le Paysage" Musee Adzak, Paris, '93
Galerie de la Table Ronde, Brittany, '93 through '99
Grand Prix International, Tregastel, France, '95,'96
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minnesota, '99
“The Figure show” Minnetonka Center for the Arts '00
Arts in Harmony '01,'05,’09,’10
Wilcock Gallery, Minneapolis '01,'02
“100 Figures and Florals” Wilcock Gallery '02
Bloomington Art Center, Minneapolis ’02,'04
Rogue Buddha Gallery '03
Tealeaf Gallery '04
Minneapolis Public Library Invitational '03, '14
N.E. Mpls.Arts Association '06, '08, '09-'15
Winona Art Center '09
California Building Gallery '03, '06,'07,’08,’10
Robbin Gallery, '15, '17




In painting, drawing, watercolor and sculpture.

Purchase award,”plein air Painters” Escalenta,Utah
Purchase award, Grand Prix International, Tregastel,France
Purchase award, “Concour des Artists”, Moncontour, France
Purchase award, “Concour des Artists”, Quintin, France

University of Minnesota Study Grant, '75-'76
Forecast Studio Projects Grant, '86




Andersen Consulting Enterprise Group, Minneapolis
3M Company, St. Paul
St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis
Metropolitan Medical Center, Minneapolis ’84, '05
Owatonna Community Hospital, Minnesota
Carrington Community Hospital, North Dakota
Illustrations for children's book "Deborah Sampson Goes to War",
Carolrhoda Press, published '84
Computer game "Oligopoly"graphics '87