textile/mixed media artist
Jill’s work explores her interest in traditional fabrics such as Lace and weaves. She has developed unusual paper techniques that mimics the textiles – a modern twist to recycling!
The salvaged magazines are treated as if they were a cloth, deconstructed and reconstructed using the sewing machine to form different exciting materials. The evolving fabrics give an illusion of lace, mosaics and reptile skins. The use of printed images and words provide an extra dimension, giving humorous captions about life.
Jill was awarded the Embroiderers Guild Scholarship in 2009-10.
She has been involved in textile based community projects for both schools and the elderly. In 2016 she was selected to become a part of the ‘worlds largest art event’ by painting a life sized fibre-glass cow. Jill’s cow, called ‘Ermintrude’ now grazes at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton.
Jill has taught and exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is now in numerous private collections worldwide.