San Anselmo, CA
Painting for me is an ongoing exploration into the possibilities of expressing myself, its a learning curve so challenging and endless that I am completely captivated. There is bliss in those moments when I am so completely absorbed I’m unaware of the time going by, a form of meditation. I have a deep and abiding love of nature and work to bring the connection I feel with all of nature onto my canvas. Painting helps me to see in a broader way, opens doors of perception to me in my exterior and interior worlds. I spend as much time as possible plein air painting so that when I am in the studio that freshness and the information gathered while in nature can inform the work that I do there.
In 2006 Jill decided to shift from her textile design business and turned to painting. She has won prizes at the San Juan County Fair, WA for her work in 2007 and 2008, and at the Marin County Fair in 2016. She has shown her work at The Robert Beck Gallery in San Anselmo, and is currently showing at Sidekick's in San Anselmo, CA. In 2014-2016 she participated in the Marin Open Studios, which was a great community experience. She has participated in two group shows at the Graton Gallery, CA in 2015 and 2016 and the STUDIO Gallery and Sweetie's Art Bar in San Francisco in 2016.
Jill has studied with Marsha McAllister in Friday Harbor, WA. and in the last few years taken several workshops with Marin County artist Timothy Horn and also Peggy Kroll Roberts.