Hilary Pecis's Vibrant Los Angeles

Hilary Pecis photographed by Amanda Friedman, 2020

Based in Los Angeles, painter Hilary Pecis dedicates herself to rendering the landscapes and interiors of Southern California with her own distinct palette and style of linework, which some have likened to David Hockney. "Generosity and earnestness imbues Hilary’s work," wrote Nancy Gamboa for Cultured magazine, "She invites the viewer into familiar spaces to consider the objects that she says either define who the owner is or who they aspire to be. Every inch of the canvas provides information to help the viewer along the way. For Hilary, the absence of the human figure allows the objects to interact as figures themselves." Works by Pecis are included in the permanent collections of institutions including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others.