Digital illustration by Beth Hill
Thatcher Rock, Torquay
Hi I'm Beth Hill, artist and owner of Hillfolk Illustration. I always wanted to make a living doing something creative, and gained a BA(hons) in Fine Art at uni, before training as an Art teacher and eventually settling into a career as a graphic designer 17 years ago. I now work part time as the lead creative for a local authority.
I set up Hillfolk in 2015 after creating a portrait for my mum of all her grandchildren, replicating their exact outfits and adding little details such as a favourite teddy or comforter. I was already doing bits and bobs of
freelance design to supplement my day job, but realised illustration might be a much more rewarding way to both satisfy my creative needs and make a bit of money at the same time!
Last year I decided to go back to my artistic roots and started to build a collection of illustrations, depicting the natural environment in some of my favourite places here in Devon. It was quite a big move for me, as I
have never really felt confident enough to sell my art. However, I've been touched by how well it has been received, which has in turn spurred me on to come up with more ideas for places to depict.
I hope you like my work - I love creating it!
My latest range of landscape illustrations are inspired by some of my favourite places in and around my hometown of Torquay. My computer is my canvas, using a digital stylus and design software to 'paint' my pictures. This particular print shows Thatcher Rock, as seen through the iconic pine trees on Ilsham Green. I've chosen to capture it in late summer, when the cow parsley has gone to seed and the wild grasses have been allowed to grow amongst the tall pine trees.
Giclee Printed Digital Illustration
Framed Under Glass