Biography / Artist Statement
I enjoy driving the back roads of Texas and New Mexico scouting for a lone tree on the plains, perhaps a cliff face on the escarpment, an aspen grove in the Rockies, then creating a painting from the scene before me. I started with painting instruction from William Hook and Albert Handell. From them I learned about the dedication required to be an artist.
Hilton has been in numerous juried, solo and group shows, including: Art on the Llano Estacado-Texas Tech University Museum; the Lubbock Arts Festival, where he has won a Best Acrylic award; the Plains Art Association Show at Wayland Baptist University; the Louise Hopkins Underwood Art Center Nature of Art and the Lubbock Color Studio Tour.