Participating Artists

Hilton McLaurin

Oil, Southwest


Biography / Artist Statement

Inspiration: Long stem grasses of the plains, the escarpment of the Llano Estacado and the Sangre de Cristo and Manzano Mountains. A prevalent factor has been my awesome wife, family and friends here in the Southwest.

I am a landscape painter from Gaines County, Texas. My youth was spent farming and raising livestock, an excuse to be outdoors. I much preferred hanging out walking the scrub oak and mesquite covered draws and sand hills where arrow points were abundant. Drawing was always a hobby, the same with my mother’s people on the Gulf Coast, they had excellent art skills for their own pleasure. In my case it turned into a career. Eventually I started designing compositions on canvas from the landscapes of the southwest that I was very familiar with. I am primarily self-taught but with a solid foundation from working with William Hook and Albert Handell.

Solo and group shows include: Juried Gallery-Lubbock Arts Festival; Art on the Llano Estacado-Texas Tech University Museum; Plains Art Association Show-Wayland Baptist University – Best Acrylic; Tornado Gallery; Lubbock Arts Festival Invitational Gallery; Wine and Clay Festival; Louise Hopkins Underwood Art Center; Nature of Art; Lubbock Studio Tour; and Multiplicity Gallery.