Honey Hilliard, Artist
From Dancing Cranes with patina backgrounds to bejeweled forest creatures, Honey’s paintings are visual reminders to live a joyful, colorful, rich life. Honey began prolifically creating art in early childhood. After graduating with an art degree from Florida State University she painted birds and wildlife for Florida Fish and Wildlife, and continues today to use her art as a vehicle of wildlife protection, donating 10% of bird painting sales to Audubon. Her portfolio includes portraits, wildlifes, abstracts and a collection of French paintings completed during a 2013 summer in France.
Her work has become increasingly expressive, with an emphasis now on highly textured paintings, acrylic, oil and patinas. With influences such as Francesco Clemente and 1960’s vibrant patterns of Genaro de Carvalho, Honey continues to produce portraiture, which rich and expressive tones and visuals to represent the subject’s personality. She also has branched out into abstract works that are pure texture, color, form and energy. Honey lives in Tallahassee, Florida and works out of her private midtown studio.