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6. Art Mentors

Samuel Bjorklund taught Jill to always draw, focusing on the process rather than the outcome. François de Asis challenged Jill to paint quickly in order to achieve a spontaneous, fresh and authentic brushstroke. Both artists inspired Jill in her artistic journey and helped shape her into the artist she is today.

New Spring Artwork

Home, happy and with plenty of space to create, Jill has been working on a new body of work with the vibrant colors and textures of Provence in the springtime. She shares some of her inspirations, images of new work and a link to the full collection.

5. Finding My Way

Jill recounts some of the challenges and doubts that she was confronted with as she charted her course as a full-time artist. She describes her determination, discipline, but above all her blind faith – trusting her insticts that the path she was on was guiding her to exactly where she needed to be.

3. Early Shows

Paving the path back to Atlanta from Provence: through family friends and art lovers, Jill starts showing and selling her work.

2. Artist, Newlywed and Young Mother

After Jill’s two-year hiatus from oil painting in order to focus on drawing and watercolor, she picked up her oil paints again, and started an entirely new chapter of her life as a newlywed and young mother.

Happy New Year 2020

Jill sends her warmest greetings for 2020 as she enters her 40th year of living in Provence. She reflects on her artistic pilgrimmage and life journey as an American living in France. She also shares some of the highlights of the past year and mentions some of her upcoming events in 2020.

East Coast Tour – Fall 2019

Jill, Sergio and crew swept through New England and made their way down South on their most recent tour. The tour included several art shows, talks and workshops, a documentary screening preview on Jill, and a plein air art competition.