mixed media art
all created in the artist's delightful garden setting, Port Fairy
GARDEN STUDIO 70
70 Model Lane, Port Fairy. Victoria
Maker and designer.
Stitching, beading, working with colour and collecting of beautiful and usable things were taught to Jill by her mother whose ideal was to make well. And in her mother's garden she learnt to tend and create with plants.
Books were her most treasured of gifts and her library card her most magical possession.
And then off to Art School to learn more and a life of creating was forged.
For several years after study
she was a teacher of art & craft at
St. Ann's College in Warrnambool.
A career in the stained glass industry followed as co owner of
Ti Glynna Leadlight Studio in Koroit.
Jill's Kilbrogan Studio in Port Fairy was where her creative interest diversified.
She finished working with glass.
And then Whale Bone Gallery was formed in Port Fairy, Jill being one of the founding members.
This was to become a twenty-five involvement where exciting new directions in her work evolved.
Grampians Textures has been a major contributor to Jill's learning and layering of new skills.
Many workshops attended.
Now Jill loves to tell a visual story through her artist books, mixed media works on paper, leather bags and jewellery.
She has completed series and works for many exhibitions which is a process she really enjoys, the development of an artistic idea into tangible body of works.
Garden Studio 70 is her new art business.
The garden she designed here is a major source of inspiration.
Garden, studio and gallery are constant companions. They provide a happy and restful place to live and create.
Where exhibitions happen with each new season.