San Anselmo, CA
Painting for me is an ongoing exploration into the possibilities of expressing myself so that it may resonate with others and satisfy my own creative vision. It's a learning curve so challenging I find it consistently inspiring. There is bliss in those moments when I am so absorbed in the process I’m unaware of time passing and it becomes a form of meditation. I have a deep and abiding love of nature that I strive to communicate in my work. Painting helps me to see in a broader way, and 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 information gathered while in nature can inform all of the work that I do. I hope to impart some of the joy I experience to others. Thanks for looking.
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, 2008, 2016, and at the Marin County Fair in 2019. In 2019 she won an honorable mention and a blue ribbon for her interior painting Sanctuary. She has shown her work at The Robert Beck Gallery in San Anselmo. In 2014-2017 and 2019 she participated in Marin Open Studios, which is a great community experience. She has participated in two group shows at the Graton Gallery, CA in 2015 and 2016, the STUDIO Gallery and Sweetie's Art Bar in San Francisco in 2016, and at The Liberty Arts Gallery in Yreka, 2017.
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, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Sarah Sedwick, Aimee Erikson, and Amy Brnger.