Welcome to KEW Dartmouth!
Artwork getting installed. My “Escape Under Blue” is greeting you at the door!
Her Steady Horizon. A triptych of a woman’s journey through the changing waters towards an unknown future. “Shore”, “Surf”, and “Sea”. Each 36″ x 36″ Oil on canvas.
This series NEEDS this couch!!! (I bet Ray can give you a deal if you buy the whole package!)
My two Peggy’s Cove pieces also got displayed for sale. It’s the first time I’ve hung them side by side. I like the contrast between the different extreme perspectives of the same subject.
We’re pretty happy with how it turned out! Oh, and we had some wines! Many thanks to Ray Frizzell for such a beautiful venue for my show, and for being such a great supporter of my artwork! xox
A new show of my latest series, “Her Steady Horizon”, will be happening this Saturday, February 25th, 6pm-9pm at KEW Dartmouth. These paintings are based on a series of photographs from the 50’s, of unknown origin, of a woman walking into the ocean. Originally I was just struck by the imagery – pastels of the the water and sky, the composition of the woman as she moves into the sea – but as I worked on the pieces they evolved into a commentary on woman’s rights. The quintessential 50’s, well coiffed, housewife, heads steadily into the sea. Stormy surf or lulling waves, she is steadfast in her journey to a better horizon.
Join me and my host, Ray Frizzel, at KEW to see the culmination of this series at long last! Hope to see you there!
I’ve been radio silent for the past week because we have been working FULL OUT on getting these new Fundamentals of Drawing classes ready to LAUNCH in March! Gah! I’ve been doing the research, talking to a lot of folks in town, considering different venues, the times to run it etc…And I really liked the idea of after school at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (or LCLC), here in Bridgewater, NS. The facility is new, large, and multifaceted – with meeting rooms, pool, arena, library. It gives me the opportunity to take students on mini drawling “field trips” around the facility. The LCLC has been very enthusiastic about my new classes and I’ve been working with them to find the right fit of times/rooms/registration. So…TODAY registration BEGINS!
I’m starting with the Fundamentals of Drawing, for three different groups: Kids 8-12 years, Teens 13-17, and adults 18+. The courses run 6 weeks, starting the week of March 7th and each class is an hour long – from 4pm-5pm. There are only 8 spots per class and we start in two and 1/2 weeks! There is the possibility of offering additional classes at the 5-6pm slot if the classes fill up, so please check with me if online registration says it’s full.
Head to the “classes” link a the top of the website here and have a look! Feel free to message me if you have any questions!
Get your Valentine a piece of delectable art this year! To help you out there is a 25% discount until February 15th on all my original art and prints on location at Forte’ Framing and Gallery in Wicker Park, Chicago. Talk to Jess, she will hook you up! A discount on framing them ALSO applies! Tell her Jill sent you. Happy Valentine’s!
Forte’ Framing and Gallery, 2301 W North Ave, Chicago, IL. Phone 773-276-8011
It is a grey and SUPER rainy day where I am, here in the Nova Scotia. It’s the perfect kind of day to hunker down in your pajamas, under a blanket, with hot coffee and a book. And cake. Maybe some chips. So, I, of course, decided this was the day to head out to our local marina and wander around the boats. I did have a great chat about future artistic collaborations and having a couple of my marine type pieces featured in their boat house. AND I had an awesome tour of a wee ship that I may get to host artist workshops on next year!
In celebration of my soggy return, here’s my earlier acrylic Turner storm piece, to illustrate my morning! You can snag Prints on Society6 and message me about the 24″ x 36″ original.