About the Art

For me, painting can lift spirits, create hope, heal grief, and create symbols and signs of personal transformation. I paint healing animal spirits and symbolism such as hummingbirds, dragonflies and butterflies for the purpose of healing. I also find spiritual signs in ephemeral moments such as calming water surfaces, moving clouds, beauty of a flower and children’s spirits. I paint with environmentally friendly paint such as water mixable oil paint, acrylics, gouache, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and watercolors.

About the Artist

Hilary Gomes was born, raised, and lives in the bay area. She earned her B.F.A. from The School of Art and Art History from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in New York City. She also earned a K-12 teaching certificate from Parsons School of Design as well as her MA and MFA in Painting from The University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History in Iowa City, Iowa. She has been a full-time Art Professor at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA from 2001 to the present.


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