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A deep-felt love of Scotland's breathtaking coastlines and mountain ranges first inspired Jill's choice of imagery as an artist, and they continue to spin her elemental kaleidoscope of creativity to this day. Whenever the graceful transience of sea and sky meets timeless solidity, fascination is never more than a heartbeat away.
Much of her art is conceived from impressions snatched during frequent trips to Scotland's jagged West Coast. Argyll, Wester Ross and the Ardnamurchan peninsula all hold a special place in Jill's heart. Not least because of fond childhood memories of summer visits with her father, a cartographer with the Ordnance Survey, endlessly roaming sweeping beaches and wild countryside in all weathers. Now, equipped with different tools, Jill's own work hopes to capture the moods and feelings evoked by what makes Scotland exceptional.
Jill uses acrylic paint together with mixed media and a palette knife technique called Sgraffito (“to scratch through”). This combination offers the realisation of very
fine detail whilst maintaining dynamic fluidity and can thus help to create greater visual depth and textural enhancement.
Born in Falkirk and educated in Perth and Edinburgh, Jill has since lived and worked in Wales and more recently in Germany, before returning to Perthshire in 2017. Her work is currently exhibited in the UK at The Atholl Gallery in Dunkeld, Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery in Ardnamurchan, and at The Laurel Gallery in Edinburgh.