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Hilary Gomes Belmont, California

Artist Hilary Gomes paints classical garden compositions with a focus on roses. “Painting roses is a metaphor for love. I aim to convey the poetic spiritual beauty and grace of nature,” says Hilary. As a native of the California Bay Area, she began her journey in drawing and painting at the Ruth Aswawa School of the Arts High School in San Francisco, CA. She then earned her B.F.A. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in New York City. While in New York, a defining moment for her came from viewing Henri Fantin-Latour's paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hilary then received her MFA in Painting from The University of Iowa. She stays active as a practicing painter and professor, stating that teaching informs her art practice. She has been a full-time tenured female faculty at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA from 2001 to the present and chairs the department of art. Hilary teaches oil and watercolor painting, color and design, and life drawing. Hilary's art studio is on the first floor of her home looking out into her garden. “My clean and environmentally solvent-free studio is filled with light, house plants, a large standing easel, and a small table easel. I also paint outdoors in my backyard with the sounds of nature and fresh air.”

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    About The Artist

    Artist Hilary Gomes paints classical garden compositions with a focus on roses. “Painting roses is a metaphor for love. I aim to convey the poetic spiritual beauty and grace of nature,” says Hilary. As a native of the California Bay Area, she began her journey in drawing and painting at the Ruth Aswawa School of the Arts High School in San Francisco, CA. She then earned her B.F.A. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in New York City. While in New York, a defining moment for her came from viewing Henri Fantin-Latour's paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hilary then received her MFA in Painting from The University of Iowa. She stays active as a practicing painter and professor, stating that teaching informs her art practice. She has been a full-time tenured female faculty at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA from 2001 to the present and chairs the department of art. Hilary teaches oil and watercolor painting, color and design, and life drawing. Hilary's art studio is on the first floor of her home looking out into her garden. “My clean and environmentally solvent-free studio is filled with light, house plants, a large standing easel, and a small table easel. I also paint outdoors in my backyard with the sounds of nature and fresh air.”

    Artist Statement

    Hilary Gomes is a California realist painter that focuses on her love of beauty and outdoor floral subject matter. From visits with her family to Filoli Gardens in Woodside, CA, the beauty of the blooming roses inspires her to paint the early morning Bay Area California light. Her small-scale paintings aim to convey the poetic spiritual beauty and grace of nature. Painting roses is a metaphor for love. She is interested in the visual relationships between rose petals, leaves, light, and shadows. Her complex harmonious garden compositions full of visual movement, classical pyramid constructions, subtle shifts of color temperature, and delicate brushstrokes draw the viewer into the lush presence of beauty and unity. Hilary incorporates oil painting techniques and methods from Henri Fantin-Latour's floral paintings in her recent art. Hilary is currently inspired by contemporary realist painters Robin Cole, Laurie Kersey, Daniel Keys, Katie Liddiard, Kathleen Speranza, Dennis Perrin, Kyle Ma, Sushruta Chetan, and Richard Schmid.


    Artist Background

    The Cooper Union
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1997

    University of Iowa

    Master of Fine Arts, 2001

    Hear What Collectors Say About Hilary's Work

    commentsRose Petals and Leaves in Morning Light
    K Engels purchased this artwork. 2/25/2022 | 12:40 PM

    What a beautiful painting I now have in my home! It turned out to be even more stunning "in the flesh" than in the pictures on the website. I love the soft colors of the roses against against the deep and shades of greens. The roses remind me of a family or a group of friends hanging out together, and every rose has its own personality. My favorite part of this painting is that it has a very spiritual and loving quality.

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