Her Steady Horizon – Installation at KEW Dartmouth

Her Steady Horizon – Installation at KEW Dartmouth

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

Her Steady Horizon – A Gallery Show

Her Steady Horizon – A Gallery Show

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!

Get Your Sugar-Free Valentine Here

Get Your Sugar-Free Valentine Here

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

Gloom and Misery Everywhere, Stormy Weather

Gloom and Misery Everywhere, Stormy Weather

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.

https://society6.com/product/turner-storm_print#s6-4347503p4a1v2

 

Sold: Glimpse Before Drowning

Sold: Glimpse Before Drowning

One of my earlier, 18″ x 24″, acrylic paintings was sold to a Chicago collector! It’s a quirky piece, one of my personal favorites as I was developing my style with a new medium for me. I know it has found a good home!

Paintings at KEW

Paintings at KEW

After a summer of craziness, a few of my larger paintings have made it to the walls of KEW, in Dartmouth, NS, Canada! They are on display, and still for sale, for the next month or so. We’re planning an event there, so stay tuned!

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