Emile Hill, who you may remember as one of the adult art finalists of the 2014 Wadadli Pen season, and who we last caught up with during this Tongues of the Ocean artists roundtable, is an accomplished artist in his own right. Recently he reminded the Antiguan and Barbudan community just how accomplished with his one man show at Art at the Ridge. I wrote about my reaction to the show over at my other blog and I’m glad to be able to share with you glimpses of the art above. Congrats, Emile.
About the artist (from the Art at the Ridge release announcing his show which took place at the end of January 2015):
Emile is an Antiguan artist, graphic designer, teacher, photographer and author. A graduate of the Caribbean School of Architecture at the University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica, he published his first photographic coffee table book ‘The Angels Project’ in December of 2011. In 2012 Emile received a National Youth Award in the category of Young Artist. He was selected to represent Antigua and Barbuda at Carifesta XI in Suriname in 2013, where he displayed his paintings amid a collection of work by acclaimed artists from the Caribbean region. Emile was key in organising Antigua & Barbuda’s National Independence Art Exhibition in 2014.
Emile’s themes tend to be very personal, ranging widely from angels and the mystical, to dance and music and also explorations of the human condition.