6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Beyond the Horizon” by Jill Valliere

**Come meet Jill at Toroso on Tuesday, July 11th from 5-7. Click here for details. Jill Valliere is a Maine artist who has a unique and interesting process, but for anyone who knows Jill’s work, it may be a surprise to see her newer pieces. In some, the metal leaf is absent. But, as always, there is a… Read more »

Jill Valliere on Wanderlust – An Artist’s Choice

“I had decided to take a drive on a slightly foggy day last fall. I was in search of inspiration,” says Valliere. “I drove around to my favorite haunts for a few hours, but I didn’t find anything that made my ‘painting fingers’ twitch.” After giving up for the day, she headed toward home and began to daydream. Of course this led to a wrong turn, not an uncommon turn of events for Valliere. “When I tuned back into my surroundings I found myself in Lincolnville. In front of me was the scene that later became Wanderlust.”

Jill Valliere; A Day in My Life

Even without the dogs, most days in the studio I am surrounded by mayhem. Paint cans open and dripping, mixing containers piled all over, and me, covered in every color mixed that day. To the outsider it may look like chaos, but it is truly how I am most comfortable, most productive. I can’t be troubled to take the time to put things away, organize paint colors, or wash every brush after each use, no, I am here to paint.

Break Through – Jill Valliere

When surrounded by perspective buyers and local art collectors, Jill shares her work, her process, and her studio-self. She entertains with a passion for Maine and for her art. The wave of her hands and the excitement in her voice always holds a celebration. She is centered and focused, but all encompassed in the description of what she loves.