About

After completing a BA Hons Degree at Brighton in Mixed Media Design in 1980, Jill has worked as a commercial sculptor and modelmaker, in a wide variety of areas that include Museum and Heritage, Fine Art, theatre, advertising and giftware. She has always tried to keep her own personal work going in parallel, making puppets, drawing and then taking up printmaking in 2001.

The imagery in her work reflects her attraction to the theatrical and bizarre, drawing on her own imagination and also literary works like Mervyn Peake's writing, Chaucer. dark fairy tales and mythology- celebrating the idiosyncrasies and sometimes the darker reaches of what makes us human.

She is a member of two printmaking groups and exhibits with both - 12PM (Twelve Printmakers: an East Anglian based group) and Cuckoo Farm Print workshop in Colchester. She is also a member of Suffolk Crafts Society which holds regular shows.

Exhibitions

2005:
Eastern Open (Doric Arts Prize)

2006:
Doric Arts, Holt
Digby Gallery, Colchester (with 12PM)

2007:
Essex Open- Beechcroft Gallery, Westcliffe on Sea ('Best Work in Show')
Aldeburgh Gallery (with 12PM)

2008:
Old Fire Engine Gallery, Ely (with 12PM)
Grapevine, Norwich (with 12PM)
Hintlesham Hall (with 12PM)

2009:
Aldeburgh Gallery (with 12PM)

2010:
Jessica Muir Gallery (with 12PM)
Gallery 47 ,Sudbury (with 12PM)
Highgate Contemporary, London (with 12PM)
Brighton Art Fair

2011:
Aldeburgh Gallery (with 12PM)
Highgate Contemporary (with 12PM)
Digby Gallery (with 12PM)
Brighton Art Fair

2012:
Buckenham Gallery,Southwold
Church St Gallery Saffron Walden (with 12PM)
Greenwich Printmakers (with 12PM)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2013:
12PM print exhibitions at The Digby and Buckenham Gallery, Southwold
ING 'Discerning Eye' at Mall Galleries

2014:
12PM print exhibitions at UCL and Digby Gallery,Colchester

2015:
Sentinel Gallery, Wivenoe. 2 person show
RWA Annual , Bristol
ING 'Discerning Eye' at Mall Galleries (sculpture award)

2016:
'Dark Matters' at The Gallery Norfolk ,Norwich
'Essex Women Artists' at Hayletts Gallery, Maldon
Sentinel Gallery, Wivenoe

2017:
Society of Women Artists Annual show at Mall Galleries
ING 'Discerning Eye' at Mall Galleries, Founders Purchase Prize for Danse Macabre 2
Imagine Gallery, Long Melford