About Sabina

Sabina Hill Design is a multi-disciplinary art and design studio situated in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

Sabina Hill’s expansive portfolio includes custom homes, renovations, interiors, landscape design, limited edition furniture and artwork. Her commissioned artwork and collections are influenced by her deep connection to the Pacific Northwest.

Sabina Hill Gallery, Studio, and Sea Forest Guest Suite

Informed by her art and design practice, Sabina Hill transformed her waterfront property into a living portfolio, seamlessly integrating a Live-in Gallery and studio. This unique live-work space offers individuals the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of art and design.

The space includes a well-appointed guest suite inviting those interested to engage, observe, and collaborate on commissioned projects.

Surfacing – Orca Whale Pod Diptych

Internationally acclaimed curator and author Rachel Gotlieb recognizes Sabina’s work as “at the forefront of design on the West Coast.”

Born in Vancouver, BC, and rooted in four generations of Pacific Coast Canadians, Hill draws inspiration from her sense of place, nestled between the forest and the sea, which influence her innovative designs.

Sabina Hill Live-in Gallery, featuring new works from the Sea Forest collection

In the new Sea Forest collection, Hill contemplates nature’s power and our return to it, presenting an abstract and contemporary perspective through mixed-media and innovative technologies.

View of the entrance to Pender Harbour from Sabina Hill Residence

This profound connection to the natural world first drew her to First Nations art, which has expressed the spirit of the land for time immemorial and is evident in her early collaborations and redux collections displayed in the Live-in Gallery.

As a young adult, Hill’s focus on relief printmaking led her to pursue her foundation year at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. This background is evident in her work, demonstrating a keen understanding of positive and negative space.

Scout Point House, Vancouver Island

Her formative years were spent at her family’s historic Yellow Point Lodge on Vancouver Island where her grandfather, Gerry Hill, built the original lodge in the 1930s. Sabina’s first commission, designing the Scout Point house for the current owners, Richard and Sandi Hill, affirmed her belief that a site’s unique location is a rich source of inspiration.

One Harbour Green Rooftop Garden, Coal Harbour Urban Garden & Canopy, Private Residence, Lake Okanagan

Sabina Hill holds degrees in environmental studies from the University of Manitoba and in architecture from the University of British Columbia.

Her commissioned furniture and artwork garner national and international recognition and reside in private collections and the permanent collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, RBC, and UBC Oral Health Centre. Commissioned by the Government of Canada, her pieces adorn diplomatic premises worldwide, including Canada House High Commission in London, England; the Canadian Joint Delegation to NATO in Brussels, Belgium; the new Canadian consulate in Guangzhou, China; and, Official Residences in Berlin, Germany, and Barbados.