Jill is a native of Northern Virginia, currently pursuing her muse in rural Loudoun County. Here she finds abundant inspiration while exploring the verdant farmland, rivers,mountains, and wetlands that make up the varied Virginia countryside.
Taking up art later in life, she studied with Rob Vanderzee at his studio school in Alexandria, VA where students were encouraged to create from memory and imagination. Since the school closed in 2016, she has pursued continued education with many nationally known instructors.
Her work has been influenced by the American Tonalist movement as well as the French Barbizon School. These are evident in the richly layered glazes and patterns of light and dark where previous layers peak through as paint is applied, scraped off, and manipulated with various tools. Jill’s work can be found at regional shows in Northern Virginia, the AiM Gallery in Middleburg, VA and Art At The Mill in Millwood, VA.