The fragility of a flower is a window into the realm of spirit, which has attracted Jill as a subject for her paintings. Her exquisite renditions of orchids are a means of expressing her own inner flowering, and the awakening of her own spirit. Flowing, harmonious, luxurious, Jill’s orchid paintings express Jill’s belief that paradise on earth is possible.
Classically trained, in Europe, Jill studied the human figure, creating oils and works on paper. She boldly executed large paintings on paper, depicting the movement of dancers at The Boston Ballet and exhibited these paintings at Boston Symphony.
Plein air painting made popular in the late 1800s requires the artist to paint her canvas outdoors in nature. Jill has been blessed to live in beautiful places worldwide and loves plein-air painting most of all. The contact with the natural world thrills, and inspires Jill.
Jill’s first journey to Nepal and India in 1988 was so inspiring that she rose at 4 to capture the light, and painted daily. Biki Oberoi, to whom she was introduced in New Delhi, invited her to come back to India to exhibit her paintings, which she did in 1992 at the Oberoi, New Delhi. Her exhibition was favorably reviewed by all the major press.
Lucid, flowing, 2 dimensional but sculptural in their rich textures, Jill’s handmade paper paintings are inspired by cosmic gardens and visions of angels. Classically trained, in Europe, Jill studied the human figure, creating oils and works on paper. She boldly executed large paintings on paper, depicting the movement of dancers at The Boston Ballet, and exhibited these paintings at Boston Symphony. Throughout her career, Jill has used the painted word as a vehicle to communicate artfully deeper truths.