Catherine Hillis has painted all her life, winning over 100 awards and honors at competitive shows regionally and nationally, earning Signature Membership status with eight national watercolor organizations across the country. She is an elected member of the prestigious Washington Society of Landscape Painters
. Her museum quality watercolors are remarkable for the expression of light and color. Hillis is a respected instructor and judge, teaching classes and workshops nationally and internationally. Her work has been published in many venues. Mrs. Hillis primarily paints in watermedia, including busy street scenes, coastal landscapes, and her favorite, the historic sites near her home on the Blue Ridge in Virginia. The hallmarks of her work are the effects of light and movement, along with a touch of humor whenever possible.