Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Kathi Hilton  (1939 - )

About: Kathi Hilton


Examples of her work  

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  



Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
Buy and Sell: Kathi Hilton

For sale ads

Auction results*  
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for her*  


Auction sales graphs*  

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: California/Utah      Known for: western desert landscape painting

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Kathi Hilton:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Kathi Hilton)


Biographical information (Kathi Hilton)


Book references (Kathi Hilton)


Artwork for sale (Kathi Hilton)


Dealers (Kathi Hilton)


Discussion board entries (Kathi Hilton)


Please send me Alert Updates for Kathi Hilton (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
Biography from Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery:
Kathi Hilton is the daughter of desert artist John W. Hilton 1904-1983.  As a young girl, she spent time in the Northern Mexico town of Los Alamos while her father explored the plants, animals, and customs of Sonora.  Her father wrote about her in his Sonora Sketchbook.

Hilton shares her father's love of the desert, and her paintings tell the tale that she learned to paint at her father's easel.  She was included in her father's circle of very interesting people.  One of John Hilton's friends was aviator and industrialist Howard Hughes. Once, Hughes landed his airplane on the highway in front of John's humble gem shop and art studio just South of Indio, CA.  He brought dinner with him, which was fresh Maine lobster for little Kathi's birthday.

Another of John's friends and painting partners was actor James Cagney.  Cagney liked to get out of Hollywood, visit John at his Twentynine Palms ranch, and paint. One day as both men were painting, little Kathi joined in.  She was frustrated that she couldn't paint as well as her father.  At one point, Cagney turned to young Kathi and said, "Kathi, don't worry. You don't have to paint like your father, just paint what's in your heart."  Of that day, Kathi now says, "That's the day I became an artist."

As an artist, she had several successful exhibitions, and has been featured with covers and articles in Desert Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine, and was invited to participate in the Frank Tenney Johnson Memorial Show at the Gene Autry Hotel in Palm Springs.  She was a founding member of Women Artists of the American West (now Women Artists of the West) and a member of other art organizations.  She has given many educational programs in California and other Western states.  She carried on the tradition of the Death Valley 49ers Encampment for many years.  She currently lives in Northeastern Utah.

Kathi uses a palette knife, and a technique crafted by her father of mixing bee's wax with oil paints to achieve a texture perspective, giving the finished painting realistic impressions of depth. Her paintings show luminosity.

John W. Hilton, Sonora Sketchbook
The Desert Magazine

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists