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 1980s 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.