Honey Hilliard, Artist
From Dancing Cranes with patina backgrounds to bejeweled forest creatures, sugar skulls and iconic pop subjects, Honey’s paintings are visual reminders to live a joyful, colorful, rich life. Honey began prolifically creating art in early childhood. After graduating with an art degree from Florida State University she painted birds and wildlife for Florida Fish and Wildlife’s conservation efforts, and continues today to use her art as a vehicle of wildlife protection, donating 10% of bird painting sales to Audubon. Her prolific professional portfolio includes medical sketches, people and pet portraits and a collection of French paintings completed during a 2013 summer in France. Since her early career’s focus on accuracy and detail, her work has become increasingly expressive, with an emphasis now on texture, color and form to create paintings that generate feelings of positivity, personal empowerment and peace within the art’s space and upon the viewer. With influences such as Francesco Clemente and 1960’s vibrant patterns of De Carvaho, Honey continues to produce portraiture, which rich and expressive tones and visuals to represent the subject’s personality. Honey accepts commissions when her schedule permits, and loves collaborating with people and groups to create the perfect paintings to uplift homes and public spaces. She also creates illustrations and custom graphics for select clients. Honey lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband, their 4 year old, Stella, and a cat named Frankie. Her 19 year old, Autumn, is a freshman at Florida State University. Honey works full time from her private studio in midtown Tallahassee and has various exhibits at venues such as Bella Bella Restaurant, and has shown at LeMoyne Gallery, Cypress Restaurant and Au Peche Mignon French Pastry Shop.
To discuss collaborations, art or commissions, contact Honey Hilliard’s studio for an appointment at 850-321-3232.
A collection of paintings by Honey, created during her stay in France at La Bonne Et Toile art center in 2013. Now available as prints! Printed on high quality card stock, ready to frame.