Jill’s working life has always involved various fields of precision artwork, from the age of sixteen as a trainee in the Engineering Drawing Office of an Electrical Appliance Company in the UK, to her early twenties where she moved to Rhode Island, USA and was employed as a colour separation artist for a Photo Gravure company in the Textiles industry. Following that she returned to the UK and worked as an illustrator with the Ministry of Defence, producing illustrations for training manuals for the Royal Air Force.
Upon arriving in Perth, Western Australia with her husband and young son, Jill worked as a graphic artist and then eventually began her own Graphics company.
Jill’s artistic career began with pen and ink drawings and watercolour paintings which she showed in small local exhibitions. Seven years ago Jill discovered her love of oils and two years ago began studying under the tutelage of Ken Wadrop of the Fremantle Realist Group of painters, with the aim of building her first collection for exhibition.
Much of Jill’s time is spent in the South West where she captures the mood and beauty of the local landscapes in her intimate paintings.