Rogue Goat is a collaboration between Josh Hill and Allison Billings, marrying scrollsaw craftsmanship with original acrylic paintings.
A form of sophisticated, contemporary folk art, the work is distinctly Canadian. Each piece is the distillation of a landscape defined by trees, with minor differences in form and perspective wielded to evoke different topographies. A limited palette and focus on contrast and texture work to convey a sense of place that transcends the figurative, while being identifiably in the landscape tradition.
Rogue Goat is a proud participant in the Canadian maker movement, and the work is heavily influenced by the landscapes traveled through while attending juried events and festivals across Canada.
Josh Hill is a self taught woodworker, Rogue Goat poster boy, primary booth occupant, proud father, gardener, tinkerer, adored by all cats and chickens. Josh used to be a Goth, once won a pig wrestling contest and his favourite member of Guns N Roses is Duff.
Allison Billings studied fine art and creative writing and equally loves images and words. Her personal website is dandelionandblackberry.ca. Allison loves books, sweater weather, furry things, making lists, big ideas, backpacking alone in Scotland and has never wrestled a pig. AXL.