Jill lives in Calgary with her husband and three young boys. While she has an educational background in art, she began painting passionately in the last 5 years.
Inspired by the stunning colours, shapes and beauty of both natural and urban environments, Jill's work is most often characterized with saturated colour, texture and movement. The concepts of physical and emotional movement and change remain a fundamental theme throughout her work. Her acrylic and mixed media paintings often include song lyrics, quotes or poems on the back to express the emotion connected to each piece.
Jill's hope is that you see or feel something familiar in a different way through her work, that you will be drawn to it and allow yourself the time to explore why.
I have always had and passion for creating and in the last twelve years painting has been my favourite medium. As an artist, I am always trying to communicate the seasonality of life by merging art and nature, which translates into ideas and inspiration.
When I begin to paint there is no plan or sketch. My paintings come alive through layers of paint and ink being added and wiped away. The building up and taking away of layers is where the magic happens. Through this the process I can see which direction each painting will take me.
My current work has quickly evolved from cloud patterns and formations to exploring landscape abstractions. Life is never still and without growth there is no evidence of life.