Deborah R. Hill considers herself a contemporary impressionist painter, working primarily in oils both in studio and plein air. A full-time, classically trained painter, Hill earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a con- centration in painting from the University of Buffalo. Dividing her time between Seabrook Island, South Carolina, and Upstate New York, Hill’s work is inspired by waterways, beach- es, industrial settings and rural vistas. Her paintings convey a sense of familiarity with the subject matter while interjecting abstract elements by means of color, brushwork and paint application. “Whether I am in studio working from a still life or out in the elements plein air painting, my goal remains the same. I paint to capture the beauty and essence of my surroundings,” she says. To learn more about Hill’s painting process, follow her on Instagram at deborahrhill paintings.