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December First Friday

December 2, 5-8pm
'Birds Can Fly, Why Can't I:
Illustrations and book signing by David Hill

The holiday season is the ideal time to enjoy a little fantasy and what better way to do that than from the perspective of a child. It quickly becomes obvious that writer, painter and now illustrator David Hill has a firm grasp of that perspective. On the First Friday of December, December 2, Gallery 54 in Skaneateles, NY will introduce guests to David and his recently published children's book, Birds Can Fly, Why Can't I?

David will be on hand to not only sign copies of his award winning book but to speak with Gallery 54 visitors as well from 5 to 8 pm.
David began creating the art for his book four years before the release date in 2016. “It was a slow process,” he says, “as I wanted the world to develop slowly.”

He got into doing children's books well before he had kids of his own. “It was just something that I always wanted to do,”he says adding, I would create rough books that were ready to go, minus the final illustrations. When I was finished, I would hide them in a drawer and show them to no one. I guess I was waiting for a project that I was truly proud of.”

The writer/artist allows that he was attracted to the style he created for this book because “I thought it worked best with the story and character.”

He describes this style as “smooth layers of soft brushwork. Everything in the world of the character,' he says, “is meant to mirror the look of the character.”

What makes his art special is that he's not an illustrator yet, he's creating illustration. He was trained as a fine artist and earned his BA in fine art from the Art Institute of Boston. “I believe it helps to create illustration that reads as a painting,” he says. Gallery 54 is happy that in addition to his book and many illustrations, David will also be sharing some of his paintings as well.

Birds Can Fly, Why Can't I? won a gold IPPY award for
children's books, ages 7 and under.

David exhibits work in multiple galleries. Gallery St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Sorelle Gallery in New Canaan, CT, William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, NJ, and my own gallery, David Hill Gallery, in Saratoga Springs, NY.

 

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Monday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
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Sunday: 10am – 5pm

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315-685-5470
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we are located:
54 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152

we are located:
54 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
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315-685-5470

December First Friday

December 2, 5-8pm
Birds Can Fly, Why Can't I:
Illustrations and book signing by David Hill

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10-5
Friday-Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 10-5