Whitney Hall’s oil paintings reflect the animals and natural imagery of her home in Bozeman, Montana, and are infused with the colors of her childhood in Southern California. Studying under a wide variety of contemporary impressionists, expressionists, and colorists – most notably Michael Steirnagle, Robert Moore, Dawn Emerson, and Jeffrey Watts – her work combines solidly-painted impressionistic animals with brightly stylized environments. Despite her four-legged subject matter, she considers her work to be more about the design and silhouette of each animal than about the setting or lifestyle surrounding the horses and wildlife she paints. Her colorful compositions involve a constant push and pull between technique and intuition, form and expression, harmony and contrast.
Whitney was the youngest artist to be juried into the 2010 C.M. Russell Art Auction. Her work has also been in the 2011, 2012, & 2013 Western Masters Art Auction in Great Falls, Montana, and in 2012 she was selected to participate in the prestigious Western Masters Art Show Quick Finish. In 2011, she was published in Southwest Art Magazine as one of “21 Under 31: Young Artists to Collect Now” and received the Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America’s 2011 Western Regional Exhibition.