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Art out of Africa
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Artists Julia Rogers and Matthew Hillier will visit Washington College on Wednesday, December 5, to discuss their world travels and experiences as wildlife artists. The couple’s talk, “Africa through an Artist’s Brush,” will be held in the Litrenta Lecture Hall of the John S. Toll Science Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Joseph H. McLain Lecture Series for Environmental Studies, the event is free and open to the public.
Rogers grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and began drawing its landscapes and wildlife at an early age. Her distinctive oil paintings feature the wide variety of places she has encountered in her travels abroad, including Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Namibia, and have been added to many important collections, including the Raymond James Financial collection. A native of England, Hillier now lives on the Eastern Shore with Rogers and their children. Passionate about art from an early age, he went on to study at the Dyfed College of Art in Wales. He works primarily in acrylic paint and has painted animal subjects from Africa to India to North America. Hillier was the 1995 recipient of the World Wildlife Fund Fine Art Award, and his work has been exhibited throughout Great Britain.