Heather Hilton is an American painter who explores the intersection of suburban development and the natural landscape. Hilton’s childhood memories of the Midwestern U.S. and the juxtaposition of suburban housing developments and open fields or century-old farms serve as the inspiration for her work.
Unlike other art that views suburban development as a villain, Hilton’s work is not a morality lesson. Instead, she paints these intersections as marked places where something is lost and something is gained. Although she is not sure what is lost or gained, the transition fascinates her.
Hilton’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries across the United States and has been well received by both critics and collectors. She continues to explore the impact of suburban development on the natural landscape and hopes to inspire a deeper conversation about this important issue.