Jill is a self taught artist from Massachusetts. She has been showing her work professionally for over 8 years but has been creating art since she could walk. She is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and published children's book illustrator with a BA in Communications from Bridgewater State College.
The first art teacher and the most encouraging figure in her career has been her Grandmother who was a fine artist herself. “My grandmother instilled in me a love for the arts, and a strong foundation of artisitc knowlegde and perscpective. She taught me about many of the artistic techniques and inspirations I use today.”
Jill's works include residential and commercial pieces, as well as community art projects. Many of her acrylic paintings are intuitive, spontaneous and emotional with vibrant, bold colors and rich textures. “I love to take on new painting challenges. I'm not afraid to use a lot of paint! I enjoy incorporating multiple mediums using different papers, clay, acrylics, oils, etc in my pieces. I have also used materials found in nature like tree bark, pine needles, sand, shells, and grasses. Layering paints and paint washes is also a way that I create multiple color dimensions in my work. I have no boundaries when it comes to the materials I will try. Many pieces are a product of experimenting. I love metallic and iridescent paints, and nature and the ocean is a common theme in my pieces. I am inspired by colors, patterns, and textures. Sometimes I am even inspired by a song or phrase and will name my paintings from titles or verses that speak to me.”
In 2010 and 2011 Jill began “The Boob Project”. She teamed up with one of the largest Breast Cancer Resource foundations in the New England area to work on a 24 piece project called “Beauty and Symbolism Found in the Scars” The exhibits focus on the various degrees of breast surgeries and the choices of each portraits subject. With personalized themes that range from the ocean to animal patterns to angel wings, commemorating the female body through impression is a moving experience for those who were involved. She also teamed up with the foundation again in 2013 to work on a Rhode Island community art installation called “The Starfish Project”. Jill's sought after “Regeneration Series” or “Sculpture on Canvas Series” started in 2010. "The art represents strength, endurance, and perseverance through our personal regeneration in life." She is currently working on a series of children's book illustrations and is creating other fine art pieces.
“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness”
― Eckhart Tolle