Don Hill is a recognised artist well known for his ability to paint horses and portray the New Zealand high country. Painting has always been his passion and combined with his interest in the rural lifestyle and horses, he manages to articulate the energy and vibrancy of these animals. His studies of men on horseback evoke strong feelings of nostalgia for a way of life that is increasingly disappearing.
Also characteristic of Don's work is the wonderful contrast between the creamy surface of the oil paint and the often rugged subject matter. Other favourite subjects are seascapes and still life.
Don has devoted the past 11 years to full time painting. His works are sold mainly through galleries from Auckland to Queenstown and he undertakes many private commissions.