Born in Katoomba, Jill has been painting for over 40 years. Starting off as an accomplished flower arranger and having won several trophies and awards she turned her hand to capturing her floral art in oils on canvas. Jill’s love of roses reinforced her view that they were the only flower with the serene beauty and complexity to stand alone. Jill has found roses to be the most challenging and rewarding subject.
Jill’s meeting in the early 1980?s with the brilliant Belgian artist, Maurice Verelste, who painted florals in the style of the old masters, inspired her immensely. He encouraged her to find and develop her own unique personal style. Jill quickly rose amongst the ranks of accomplished artists and has held several solo exhibitions and exhibits Australia wide.
Jill’s paintings are represented in collections throughout the world from the US, UK, Singapore, South Africa and in many Australian galleries and homes. Her paintings have been included in the Connoisseurs Collection of Australian Art as well as the Jubilee Collectors Exhibition. She has also had work commissioned for local Government Chambers.
Jill has featured in the Australian Artists Palette Magazine (50th Issue) and her work has been published as cards, prints, calendars, placemats, tableware and educational material. She currently resides on Brisbane’s bayside to be near family.
Artists Palette Magazine – 50th Issue
Jason Products New Zealand
1977 Cape Gallery – Harare , Zimbabwe
1979 Rand Easter Show – Johannesburg, South Africa
1980 Rand Easter Show – Johannesburg, South Africa
1980 Grahamstown Arts Festival – Grahamstown, South Africa
1981 Johannesburg, South Africa
1986 Major Jubilee Collector’s Exhibition, Elder Fine Art Galleries, Adelaide
1988 Collector’s Exhibition, Elder Fine Art Galleries, Adelaide
1988 Collector’s Exhibition, Noelda Arnold Galleries, WA
1990 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Elder Fine Art Galleries, Adelaide
1990 Adelaide Festival of Arts Connoisseurs Collection of Australian Art
1994 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
1996 – 2006 Bayview Gallery, Sydney
1999 Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne, Brisbane, Annual Art Exhibition
2000 Bayview Gallery, Sydney
2003 Feature Artist October 2003, Montville Art Gallery
2004 Spring Collection, Montville Art Gallery
2007 Tattersalls Art Prize Exhibition, Brisbane – voted Curator’s Choice
2012 Feature Artist October 2010, Montville Art Gallery
Exhibitions with Queensland Art Promotions (1989 – Present)