Award-winning animation director and producer, artist,
Glen W. Hill began his career after graduating from
Art Center College of Design in 1978, where he discovered
a passion for representational art and the ability
to tell a story with line and form. He immediately
started work on "The Fox and the Hound"
at Disney which lead into a twenty-three year career
making animated films.
Winning awards for ABC's "The
Magic Flute," PBS's "The Book of Virtues,"
and Fox's "The Family Guy, Glen continued his
interest in painting, showing in local galleries
and painting movie posters for film and TV Guide.
Today, Glen can be found painting
full-time at his studio in Three Rivers, California.
"In the Presence of Yearlings"
In a quiet place a group of yearlings watch a Milk
Maid as she gazes into the distance. Somehow, in the
presence of the very young we inadvertently look to
our own lives and try to foresee the great and wonderful
places, people, and loves that await us. The Milk
Maid pauses for a moment from the daily dawn to dusk
grind to take a small journey away from her little
farm and its closeness to the wider world that awaits
Before electricity, throughout the farms and villages
of America, the glow of candlelight illuminated the
faces of our loved ones each evening. Here, the power
of a single candle reveals a young farmer's daughter,
still wearing her bonnet. The flicker of the candle
casts odd shadows softening the edges of her gingham
dress so that all appears out of focus; except for
her eyes, as they look back at you across time.
As you drive through the great farming valleys of
California, you begin to appreciate the hundreds of
ancient barns that were once the pride of their owners
and valued tools to working farms and ranches. Today,
they stand weathered, sagging and abandoned. But somehow,
their beauty has grown and the hopes and dreams of
their builders is reflected in their defiant stance
against the elements and time.
A father and New York Fireman, reads to his children
almost every evening when he's home. For the kids,
it's a treat they look forward to and circle around him on
the small couch listening intently as he ignites their
imaginations by his words and presence, and the glow
of the love they share.