"I have been creating art on some level for as long as I can remember. Life has led me in various directions but one thing that has always remained a constant is my love for art and involving myself in the creative process.
As with anything, art is a process and my recent work is representative of how it has evolved. One of the hardest things as an artist is to find a voice in your work. I spent a long time focusing on replicating things that I saw rather than truly seeing them through an artistic eye. My work now is based on an initial idea or vision. I still will use some references in the process, but my most successful moments in painting happen when I lose that security and the work is coming from within. Adding, editing, allowing color interaction to happen, letting the painting take its own direction...that’s when I truly emerge as an artist."
Jill was born and raised in the inspiring state of Vermont. She studied Fine Art at The University of Vermont. Upon graduating with a B.S. in Art Education, she moved to San Diego, California, where she continued to study painting at The University of California San Diego. After a brief career as a fine art educator, she realized her true passion was being more hands on in creating and has been painting professionally ever since. Jill lives in Kennebunkport, Maine, with her husband, two sons and dog. She feels very fortunate to be living and working in the equally inspiring state of Maine.