I’m excited to share this new body of work I created in 2020 and into 2021. It was a very different year than I have ever seen. I faced challenges I had never experienced before.
With that said, I found myself enjoying coming to the studio this season. For me, it’s a very safe and familiar space, but also a space where I have the freedom to express myself in many ways. My studio gave me a bit of that back.
As far as the work goes…
Looking at this collection as a body of work in front of me today, I feel subconsciously much of that desire for calm and solitude and familiar surroundings came through. I chose to go back to many of the themes and styles I have worked with in the past. Not recreating but reexamining. There was a comfort in that.
I also found myself going to places locally that gives me peace and comfort and found myself painting them in a calming way. This comes through in my work and is certainly how I was feeling in those moments.
I’m thrilled about this show and looking forward to times that are more of what we remember life to be.
Below are several links to learn more about Matthews and see all of her available works.
Jill Matthews – Artist Page
Jill Matthews- Insights and Stories from the Blog