I often commence a painting with a fixed idea in my head but along the way the paint takes over and the finished work emerges as something completely different. Music as an accompaniment while painting can influence how this transformation occurs, often merging into the abstract. Acrylics and oils are my preferred medium and I am hugely influenced by the diversity of our surroundings.
I have not chosen a method of formal training but have taken a more organic way of developing my work. Through independent research I have explored different art forms and these have, either consciously or sub-consciously, fed into my paintings. It is always an exciting adventure to see what will happen when brush or palette knife meets canvas.
Some examples of pictures from Jill’s current collection