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Artist Statement



My work explores the use of color and rhythm to create moving images that seek to provoke a particular mood or emotion by invoking a memory or moment that is meaningful to the viewer. My latest works include a study of the massive power inside thunderstorms and lightning strikes including a 6'x10' oil of a storm entitled "Tempest". These new paintings reflect the change in the weather patterns throughout our world thanks to global warming, which no well-educated person can deny these days. My paintings are intended to glorify God and the awe of creation, the universe, the stars and planets, and our own incredible Earthly skies and lands. My other works include Fantasy, Gothic, Steampunk and Science Fiction of Utopian design cities of the future that require no use of fossil fuels at all as I look to give humanity hope for a better future of free power and sustainable living on this planet as we look to preserve it and encourage the rebuilding of nature across the world as we are but shepherds of God's creation.




Artist Exhibitions



James Christopher Hill
Art Resume
1998 – Graduate with Honors – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation – Ringling School of Art and Design
1998 – Winner of the Gold Oscar in Best Student Computer Animation for “Jataka” by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Art and Science.
1998 – Winner – Orlando Film Festival – For “Jataka”
1998-1999 – Project Designer – Pavlik Design Team – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1999 – Commission – Commercial Restaurant Murals – 200 sq feet
1999 - 2000 Commission – Commercial Public Mural – 900 sq feet
2000 – Public Spotlight – Carolina Camera Interview – Channel 5
2000 – Private Commission – 12' x 7' Painting
2000 – Commission – Commercial Restaurant Mural – 100 sq feet
2000 – Commission – Commercial Hospital Mural - West Ashley Surgery Center
2000 – Commission – Commercial Museum Mural - Cypress Gardens Mural – 275 sq feet
2000 – Commission – Commercial Mural - History Montage Mural – City of Goose Creek
2001 – Commission - Commercial Restaurant Mural – 55 sq feet
2001 – Berkeley Art Show Exhibition - Winner – Third Place
2001 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Accepted participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2001 – Guest Artist Exhibition - Wolf Gallery - Charleston, SC
2002 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Accepted participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2002 – November – Solo Exhibition – First Federal Building – Charleston, SC
2003 - February - Donation to the SPCA annual Charity Ball Auction - Donation of Original Oil Painting- Serenity II
2003 – Spring Exhibition - Art showing at Blind Tiger - Group show
2003 – Berkeley Art Show Exhibition - Winner - Honorable Mention
2003 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival
2003 – Exhibition – April - Two Person Art Show – Blind Tiger Gallery
2003 - June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2003 - Summer Exhibition - Art showing at Blind Tiger Gallery - Group show
2003 - Finalist in Artist Magazine Annual Art Contest - Abstract Category
2003 – Exhibition - Winner - Honorable Mention in Goose Creek Guild
2003 – Exhibition - Winner - Third Place in Goose Creek Guild
2003 – Exhibition - Winner - Folly Beach Purchase Award
2003 – Exhibition - October - Industrial Strength Art Show
2003 – Belle Muse Gallery - Charleston, SC
2004 – Exhibition - February - Joint Nude Figure Show - Cigar Factory Gallery, Charleston, SC
2004 – March - Finalist - Cooper River Bridge Run Art Contest
2004 – Exhibition - March - Joint Show with Tom Durham - Cigar Factory Gallery, Charleston, SC
2004 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival
2004 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2004 – Courtyard Art Gallery - East Bay Street - Charleston, SC
2004 – Exhibition - August - North Charleston Artist of the Month Show at the North Charleston Convention Center
2004 – Solo Exhibition -September - Art Show - “Weather” - Cigar Factory Gallery, Charleston, SC
2004 – Group Exhibition - December - Joint Show with Tom Durham, West Frasier, Eva Carter, John Doyle, Charles De-Antonio, Jim Morphesus, Linda Fantuso and other high level artists of Charleston and Los Angeles. - Cigar Factory Gallery
2004 – Sponsor – EMA Golf Classic – Fund raiser for community needs.
2005 – February - 2005 Save the Light Poster Artist www.savethelight.org
2005 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival – Winner - Honorable Mention - Oils
2005 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2005 – July - Displaying Artist - MUSC Wellness Center
2005 – July - Advertisement in DOMAIN Magazine
2005 - July - Lead Artist - Carolina Children's Charity Run 12K - Designer of Awards - Major Sponsor as well
2005 - August - Donation to the SPCA Annual Charity Ball Auction - Donation of Original Oil Painting- Serenity II
2005 - September - Donation to the Special Olympics - Cooper River Bridge 24x36 Print for Silent Auction
2005 - October - Donation to the Leukemia Society Annual Ragada and Fund raiser - Original Oil Painting - Southern Cross!
2005 - October - Second Advertisement in DOMAIN Magazine -
2006 - April - Goose Creek Jazz Festival - Guest Artist for Festival
2006 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival – First Place & Purchase Award
2006 – Berkeley Art Show Exhibition - Winner – First Place
2006 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2006 - Commission – Commercial Engineering Company – Alutiiq Corporation – 14' x 5' Oil Painting of the Alutiiq Nation – Montage
2007 – Solo Exhibition – April – North Charleston, SC
2007 – Exhibition – May – North Charleston, SC
2007 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival
2007 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2007 – Exhibition – Curator and Producer – Fall Show – North Charleston City Arts Gallery – Curated 17 Artists
2007 – DragonCon Exhibitor
2008 – Exhibition – Curator and Producer – Spring Show – North Charleston City Arts Gallery - Curated 28 Artists
2008 – James' first Self-Published Book 160 pp – Skyscapes and Landscapes
2008 – Exhibition - Agora Art Gallery – “Environmental Landscapes” - March – 530 W25th Street, New York, NY
2008 – DragonCon Exhibitor
2008 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2008 – Exhibition – Curator and Producer – Fall Show – North Charleston City Arts Gallery - Curated 32 Artists
2008 – Exhibition - Agora Art Gallery – “Contemporary Perspectives” - February – 530 W25th Street, New York, NY
2009 – Exhibition – Curator and Producer – Spring Show – North Charleston City Arts Gallery - Curated 28 Artists
2009 – Vice Chairperson – North Charleston Arts Council
2009 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2009 – DragonCon Exhibitor
2009 – Solo Exhibition – North Charleston City Arts Gallery
2009 – Solo Exhibition – Rick Rhodes Gallery
2010 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2010 – DragonCon, X-Con, MegaCon and Memphis Comic Con Exhibitor
2010 – Memphis Comic Con Guest Speaker
2010 – Solo Exhibition – North Charleston City Arts Gallery
2010 – Solo Exhibition – Rick Rhodes Gallery
2011 – MegaCon Exhibitor
2011 – Ellis Nicholson Gallery – Artist – May 2011-Present
2011 – Upstate Steampunk Exhibitor and Lecturer
2011 – Solo Exhibition – Greenway Studios – Past, Present and Future
2012 – Solo Exhibition – Ellis Nicholson Gallery – Southern Gothic
2012 – ConTemporal Guest Artist, Exhibitor and Lecturer
2012 – MegaCon Exhibitor
2012 – ConCarolinas Exhibitors
2012 – DragonCon Exhibitor
2013 – MegaCon Exhibitor
2012 – Upstate Steampunk - Guest Artist
2013 – ConCarolinas Exhibitor
2013 – Supercon Exhibitor - Miami
2013 – Atomacon Director and Exhibitor
2013 – Official Mural Artist for the North Charleston Official Mural Design – Chronologing the History of North Charleston from 1670 – Present – Featuring Maps, Vingettes of People, Places and Famous landmarks
2013 – DragonCon Exhibitor
2013 – Two Man Art Show – Madeby Gallery - Sarasota
2014 – MegaCon Exhibitor
2014 – Folly Beach 40th Anniversary Exhibitor
2014 – XCON Exhibitor
2014 – Local Business Chapter Solo SHow
2014 – ConCarolinas Exhibitor
2014 – Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival Exhibitor
2014 – MonsterCon Exhibitor
2014 – DragonCon Exhibitor
2014 – FlorenceCon Exhibitor
2014 – Tampa Bay Comic Con Exhibitor
2014 – DragonCon Exhibitor and Featured in the DragonCon Juried Artists Show
2014 – Unveiled North Charleston City History Mural created by James – 144’x48’
2014 – Scottish Highland Games Art Vendor
2014 – Atomacon Vendor
2014 – Farragut Fest Dealer
2014 – Jeckyll Island Sci-Fi Convention
2014 – Gaslight Fantasia – Steampunk Art Show in Greenville, Cover artist
2014 – Created 10th art book cover







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Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



Private Collectors around the World - Various Countries - Originals and Prints

Aluttiq Corporation, Charleston, South Carolina
Roper West Ashley Surgery Center
Cypress Gardens
Mellow Mushroom, Charleston, South Carolina
Folly Beach Crab Shack
John Paul's Armadillo Oil Company
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Artist Favorites