Hillary Binder-Klein is a self-taught artist who has been creating art her whole life. She has been exhibiting various forms of her artwork at art shows and galleries throughout New Jersey since 1983. Hillary’s acrylic paintings have been accepted into exhibits at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Long Beach Island, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County in Red Bank and the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, and the Monmouth Museum and Brookdale College, both in Lincroft. One of her paintings was also accepted into the “Alumnae Artists Exhibit” which was part of the Mary H. Dana Artists Series at Douglass College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
Hillary’s paintings are about the fleeting moments in nature that most people see, but rarely stop what they are doing to appreciate. These are the moments when color is the brightest or most beautiful and silence is the loudest. Hillary captures the second or two when perfection or serenity exists and nothing is as important as what is happening or not happening at all.
According to Hillary, “The moments depicted in my work are the ones that make me catch my breath, stop and really absorb the beauty nature bestows upon us. I carry these images with me for a while in my memory where I revisit them when I need a break from the day-to-day ‘stuff.’ Then there comes a time when I feel the need to sit down, pick up a paintbrush and recreate what I have seen. While I am painting, I am reliving those moments in my mind and trying to depict what was special about them.”
It is Hillary’s hope that when others see her paintings, they will see and feel what she did and they will remember a point in time when they stopped and thought about nothing else but the beauty nature was showing them.