Born in Charleston, South Carolina, James Christoper Hill has gained notoriety for his paintings by his collectors and viewers.He is best known for painting his landscapes and skyscapes with vibrant colors, swift movement and radiant energy in a contemporary stylistic language.His works explore the use of color and rhythm to create powerful sweeping images that seek to provoke a particular mood or emotion by capturing an exact moment or memory in time that is both meaningful to him and his viewers.
In his early twenties he was a professional artist, and owned his own art gallery in Downtown Charleston. He then decided to acquire formal training at the prestigious Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors. His work has been shown in numerous galleries in the Southeast. He has won awards in both fine art and computer animation including the AVA, Telly and the Aurora.In 2007 he created and published his first art book entitles Skyscapes and Landscapes . His works have been showcased and exhibited at Science Fiction/Fantasy conventions including DragonCon, MegaCon,Heroes Con, ConCarolinas and Contemporal. At a Steampunk Convention he was a featured artist for the show.
James has been developing a growing number of private and commercial collectors throughout the United States and the World. His work has been profiled in many articles and magazines, as well as television shows. James continues to work everyday expanding his knowledge and talents through the study of great masters of art throughout the ages.
James latest works show him returning to his passion of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and even Steampunk genres. These new works focus on several subjects; abandoned houses, dark castles, ruins and even eerie fog ridden cemeteries at night during a full moon. They are a homage to cinematography of the classic horror films in black and white. James is also creating colorful paintings of vast cities beautiful fantastical environments that are a hopeful look at our future.