An American artist, Georgia-grown and Florida-flourished, Honey Hilliard was self-taught since early childhood. After receiving an art degree from Florida State University, she was hired as the wildlife artist for the state of Florida. Her bird paintings adorn the state identification poster that has been in circulation 20+ years, in Florida's classrooms, state parks and hotels. Honey's wildlife paintings are featured in many other educational materials promoting wildlife conservation. In her freelance career, she has continued an affinity for wildlife, often including expressive, colorful bird and botanical subjects in her paintings.
Honey has created a visual language of colorful optimism that is relatable and inspiring. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and publications worldwide such as Natural Start online magazine, Living in Style magazine, La Bonne Et Toile studio in Fountaine Foursche, France, LeMoyne Gallery of Tallahassee, Florida and Tallahassee Magazine, to name a few.
Honey is an activist for charitable organizations such as Boystown and Audubon Society and most of all an artist who believes “art is a powerful tool to inspire and remind us of the birthright humans have to live happy, healthy and rich lives.”