Jill is best known for her understanding and use of color. Her works range from small observational studies to large composite works that play with space and mathematics. Distinctive brush strokes add a directness and freshness to her paintings.
Her sense of color and composition was developed over the course of many years as a commercial artist. She earned her BS in Journalism, Advertising at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2000, Jill set her focus to painting, at first training at the Art Students League in NYC and going on to earn her MFA in painting at Western Connecticut State University.
Currently, she enjoys teaching art at the University of New Haven, in private/group lessons, and workshops.
Her paintings are in notable collections, including former FBI Director James Comey and Yale. The Vatican Observatory Museum will be taking delivery of a full scale print of Jill’s painting, ‘Phi’ in July.
Jill’s Artist Statement, “My painting is poetry, a lyrical composition of color and light. Instilled with a profound reverence of nature’s pure beauty revealing the transient and transcendental. When I am painting I am in the moment, thoroughly present and enraptured. I experience a sense of peace, as well as an urgency to capture and share the moment. It is a privilege to paint.”
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