Catherine Hillis graduated University of Texas, MFA studies and University of Georgia, BFA, cum laude. She holds national memberships in Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Signature Member, National and American Watercolor Societies, and American Women Artists. She is a nationally recognized award winning artist, and her work appears in prestigious private, corporate and museum collections in the United States and abroad. Her work can be found in recent publications of Watercolor Artist Magazine, PleinAir Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, the Washington Post, and American Artist Magazine.
She has served as a member of the faculty at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia; Frederick Community College in Maryland, and in many art centers across the USA and around the world. She recently relocated to Virginia and continues each year to conduct workshops nationally and internationally.