Hilary Gomes

website: www.hilarygomesfineart.com

Press and Publications
2021, Finalist Winner, International Artist Magazine (Art Prize Challenge No. 125 Florals and Gardens, for a work entitled Three Light Pink Roses, Oil on Linen Panel, Published in Issue 141- Oct/Nov. 2021 magazine
Danzic, Cynthia Maris, Drawing Dimensions, Ist edition

Gallery Representation
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Recent Regional, National, International Juried Exhibitions and Awards
2022, Merit Award, February 2022, The Nature Show, Grey Cube Gallery, selected work, Three Roses and Thorns,
2021, Accepted into the "In Gallery", Botanical Art and Illustration Exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, selected work, Rose Petals and Leaves Dancing in Morning Light 2021, Merit Awards, 2021 Floral Online Art International Juried Online Show, Grey Cube Gallery, selected work, Three Blooming Light Peach Roses and Light Peach Roses and Rose Petals and Leaves Dancing in Light, oil on linen panel.
2021, Finalist, 7th Annual Leaves & Petals Art International Juried Art Exhibition-October 2021, Fusion Art. selected work, Three Blooming Light Peach Roses, oil on linen panel.
2021, 8th Annual Small Works National Juried Exhibition, selected works, Window of Leaves, Oil on Linen Panel, 6" x 12" and Light Between Leaves, Oil on Linen Panel, 8" x 8", Clifton Springs, New York
2021, Honorable Mention Award Winner, Grey Cube Gallery, 2021 Monochrome Online International Juried Art Show for the work entitled Drawing of Three Light Pink Roses, water-soluble graphite on aquabord.
2021, Bronze Award Winner, Camelback Gallery’s 2ND Annual Black and White 2021 Visual Arts Competition, for a work entitled Drawing of Three Light Pink Roses, water-soluble graphite on aquabord
2021, Finalist Award Winner, International Artist Magazine (Art Prize Challenge No. 125) Florals and Gardens, for a work entitled Three Light Pink Roses, Oil on Linen Panel Published in Issue 141- Oct/Nov. 2021 Magazine
2021, Honorable Mention Winner, 2021 3rd Annual Botanical Art Exhibition, A Contemporary Art Room Online Gallery for the work entitled Three Light Pink Roses, Oil on Linen Panel, 8" x 8" 2020, "In Gallery" Exhibition “6th Annual Botanical Exhibition”, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, for work entitled Hydrangeas selected work exhibited in the gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.
2020, Finalist, 6th Annual Figures, and Figures International Art Competition, Fusion Arts, Palm Springs, CA for work entitled Our Twin Connection, Watercolor

Education

2001, MFA, Painting, The University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA
1998, Art Education Certificate, Parsons/New School, NY, NY
1997, B.F.A, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in NY, NY
1995, Exchange Student, Minerva Art Academy, Groningen, The Netherlands
1993, High School, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts High School, San Francisco, CA


Portfolio:

Three Roses and Thorns

Artist Statement

Hilary Gomes is a California realist painter that focuses on her love of beauty and outdoor dreamy floral subject matter. From visits with her family to Filoli Gardens in Woodside, CA, the beauty of the blooming roses inspires her to paint the early morning Bay Area California light. Her paintings aim to convey the poetic spiritual beauty and grace of nature. Painting groups of roses is a metaphor for love and renewal. She is interested in the visual relationships between rose petals, leaves, light, and shadows. Her complex harmonious garden compositions full of visual movement, classical pyramid constructions, subtle shifts of color temperature, and delicate brushstrokes draw the viewer into the lush presence of beauty and unity. Hilary incorporates classical oil painting techniques and methods from Henri Fantin-Latour's floral paintings and vintage styles from Pierre Joseph Redouté in her recent art.

Three Roses and Thorns “Three Roses and Thorns”

Oil on Linen, 24" x 30", 2022

Roses and Thorns “Roses and Thorns”

Oil on Linen, 24" x 30", 2022

Grace “Grace”

Oil on Panel, 20" x 24". 2022

Three Light Pink Roses “Three Light Pink Roses”

8" x 8", oil on linen panel, 2021

Three Blooming Peach Roses “Three Blooming Peach Roses”

8" x 8", oil on linen panel, 2021

Petals and Leaves Dancing in Morning Light “Petals and Leaves Dancing in Morning Light”

8" x 10", oil on linen panel, 2021, (Sold)