I had the pleasure of viewing some of Hillery Lay's paintings in person last month during The Little Big Show in Baker City. Hillery is an artist based in Eastern Oregon (my new home) who describes her work as 'contemporary rural painting'. The collage-like, pop-art, color-block quality of her work is so unique. Her colors are always bright - neon even - with washes of gold uniting the heart of each piece. I'm riveted.
Hillery Lay uses her art to engage in a really beautiful dialogue with her surroundings and with the ups and downs of events that affect her immediate natural environment. I can't wait to see what she makes next!