Zebras. They were running in a group past some thorny trees. All was quite normal until the moment Ros Hill’s imagination began to twist the scene – one of the zebra’s stripes was now caught on a tree limb and was unraveling from its hindquarters.
Finding adjectives to describe Ros Hill’s art is simple. What proves to be harder, and ultimately unnecessary, is pinning a label on what he does. In short, Ros Hill is an artist whose work defines a rich new territory of the imagination, a realm where the precision and detail of the graphic arts meets warmth, passion and wit.
While the majority of his paintings have dealt with African wildlife, Hill has no problem taking his skewed sense of humor elsewhere. “On Saturday He Created The Stars” launched him directly into the golf market.
“I went out to my mailbox one day,” says Hill, “and couldn’t believe it when I saw my golf painting on the cover of a national art magazine. That exposure established relationships with galleries around the country.”