Samuel’s Wave – Jill Matthews, Artist Choice

Jill Matthews is a new artist here at Maine Art Hill, and this is her first Choice Show with us. Living in Kennebunkport, she takes her inspiration from the places she loves best, the place she calls home.

“I am connected to this wave series more so than any others I have created,” says Matthews.  “Some of my favorite pieces are often those based on the impact a new experience has had on me.”

Samuel’s Wave is a painting of a moment that had such an impact. Matthews is naturally drawn to the coast and has always felt her best when connected to the sea.

“Learning to surf has brought me even closer to a place I thought I already knew.  It is so rare to be lucky enough to experience a well-loved place in a completely different way,” shares Matthews.  “This particular painting brings me back to a day I surfed with my son.  It was a day when I realized the true power of the ocean and how it continues to connect us all.”

Recreating these moments, these memories, on canvas and sharing them is part of the passion and the reason Jill paints.

To read more about Jill Matthews and her work follow this link.

Jill Matthews – Stories and Insights

To see our complete collection of Jill’s work follow this link.

Jill Matthews – Artist Page

To see more from Matthews and the other fourteen artists from the 7th Annual Choice Art Show in-person visit Shows on Maine Art Hill from June 9 to June 28. We are located at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. The gallery is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. FMI, please call at 207-967-0049 or email at As always you can view the entire show and see the virtual tour by clicking here.7th Annual Choice Art Show.