Upcoming Exhibit

“Local Scenes & Still Life Studies”
Presented by: Hilarie Johnson

On Display January 21st, 2023 – March 4th, 2023


Hilarie Johnson will be sharing her collection of oil paintings; including several local landscapes, still life studies and portraits. Her work will be on display from January 21st, 2023 – March 4th, 2023

A longtime Washington resident, Hilarie says the beauty of this area keeps her happy and is inspires her work. Not restricted to one type of portrait, she has had success creating portraits of adults, children, horses, dogs and more. However, the versatility of her subject matter extends from portrait to still life and landscape. She works in oils and watercolors but the one commonality is the length of time she spends on a painting. There are at least thirty layers of paint of which she says is “time consuming but worth it.”

Her work has been featured on the cover of the international magazine The Chronicle of the Horse as well as Country and Abroad. She has been featured in articles about her work in The Horse in Art and The Litchfield County Times. For several years she was a record selling artist in the popular catalog, In the Company of Dogs which sold over 6000 giclee prints of her series “About to be Naughty”. She has received portrait commissions from coast to coast as well as Europe and the Caribbean.

Hilarie says, “I love to paint and I hope it shows.”

For further information, please call (860) 868-7586 or email  adoerwald@gunnlibrary.org. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47        opposite the Green in Washington, CT. For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org.