Our exhibit of more than 20 pieces of work by Rick Hill will open on April 16 and run through June 5, 2021. Mr. Hill is the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife artist and creates the covers for Kentucky Afield, the department’s quarterly magazine.
The display will include acrylic paintings specially created by Hill over the past two decades for the covers of Kentucky Afield. Subjects include a timberdoodle, shellcracker, American kestrel, gray fox, elk, various sporting scenes and more. Also featured are an ecosystem painting and a stunning portrayal of a Kentucky bobcat prowling the ridgetops of the Red River Gorge.
Hill’s works rely on the interplay of light with the subjects. As a naturalist, his accuracy of fish and wildlife subjects in their natural environments is unmatched. Five of Hill’s nature subjects, including a bobcat, deer, cardinal, quail and smallmouth bass, currently appear on Kentucky specialty license plates.