Company: Hilt Studio
Location: Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
Mary Hilt, Artist at Hilt Studio, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievement, and leadership in the field of visual art. Attending Layton School of Art for three years, affiliated with Marquette University, Ms. Hilt continues her lifetime art exploration in ongoing studies in anatomy, figure drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil techniques.
Having been an avid artist as a child, Mary has had her art in collections featured throughout the United States and Canada. As of many professional artists, Ms. Hilt is a lifetime painter in a tradition of study that includes Monet, Rembrandt, O’Keefe and Kandinsky, among others (including contemporary artists like James McGurl and Jean Lightman). She began her career as an art teacher for special needs adults at the Kelliher Center from 1994 to 1998 and currently teaches art at the Young Adult Vocational Program in Arlington, Massachusetts. She was particularly suited for special needs, considering that her grandmother’s best friend was Helen Keller. Both her grandmother and grandfather were deaf — her grandmother being a ballet dancer who could feel the rhythms of the orchestra in her dance performances and Mary’s grandfather being a PhD chemist from Johns Hopkins University who learned as a very proficient lip reader and from professors who wrote things out for him on a blackboard. They were groundbreakers.
As an artist, Ms. Hilt has had a number of shows and exhibitions to her credit, including the Armenian Genocide Collection at the Massachusetts State House and at The Armenian Museum of America, The Guild of Boston Artists with The New England Watercolor Society Signature Members, numerous North American Opens and The Allied Artist Show. She has had art shows at the Massachusetts Audubon Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, numerous shows at The Manheim Gallery in Sedona, Arizona, and Harvard Law School. Additionally, she has had her work featured in many group and solo shows at Bravos Gallery for many many years as well as at the National Arts Club, the Arlington Center for the Arts, the North American Open Shows and numerous other exhibits in places such as Fallbrook, California.
Ms. Hilt has received a Resolution of Congratulations with the City Seal from the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Merit Award from the Attleboro Arts Museum, and an Award at the Signature Members Show of the New England Watercolor Society shown at The Guild of Boston Artists. Membership of the New England Watercolor Society includes such famous members as John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, Childe Hassam, Frank W. Benson, Thomas Allen, George Hallowell and Charles Woodbury. The Boston Watercolor Society, one of the oldest and prestigious watercolor societies, was founded in 1885 with a name change in 1980 to the New England Watercolor Society. Early well-known members of the Guild of Boston Artists include Frank W. Benson, Edmund C. Tarbell, Lillian Westcott Hale, Robert Douglas Hunter, R.H. Ives Gammell and Paul Ingbretson.
Ms. Hilt is a juried artist member of the Cambridge Art Association, Art-Links in Arlington, and is involved with the Arlington Youth Health and Safety Coalition whose mission is to keep youth off of drugs. As a testament to her success, Ms. Hilt has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who of American Art.
I work by creating a mood or a story; perhaps a flash of light streaking through glass. There might be a scene such as a momentary sunburst on a cold winter’s day or a quirk or twist from a dramatic model’s repertoire. Art affects us in many ways. Sometimes it makes us sad, or it can happily transport us for a while. For me, art has great meaning and is inspirational.
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