There are not many days go by where you won’t find Jill enjoying her Green tea by the water at Toast. Jill has been a regular at Toast for many years now and has been known to grab one of her favourite freshly baked muffins or during lockdown many of our housemade lasagne’s.
Jill’s extensive background has seen her study and work across the globe and we are proud to have her visiting us so regularly down at the cove. Jill will be showcasing her artwork at our upcoming mini carnival over the East long weekend between 2pm and 4pm.
BACKGROUND: Jill, born in Perth WA, studied Graphic Design at W.A.l.T. (Curtin) then completed her post graduate studies in Applied Grafiks, at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Design) Basel, Switzerland. Returning to Perth she then studied Printmaking with Brian McKay, producing limited edition Serigraphic prints, mainly on Outback and Mining Themes in W.A,
GLASS: Since 2003, when Jill ‘discovered’ glass, she has worked with many of the World’s renowned glass artists in Germany, USA and Australia. In 2013, Jill was invited to attend a Pilchuck Glass Residency in Washington State USA, where she studied her powdered glass technique.
INSPIRATION: Jill’s work is inspired by the colours, textures and forms of the Western Australian Outback – it’s mine sites and landscapes. Each piece created ‘tells a story’ of that place, evoking memories for each viewer. Her work is in collections both in Australia and lnternationally.
EXPERIENCE: Jill was invited as Artist-in -Residence, several times at Aspects of Kings Park and the famous Cable Beach Resort, Broome. She is a permanent exhibitor at Aspects of Kings Park, since it opened 1.5 years ago. Her work is also sold in select Galleries around the State from Broome to Walpole. Jill is regularly commissioned to create corporate speakers’ gifts and Awards for Conferences, Schools and lndustry.
BOOK/PUBLISHING: During COVID-L9 lockdown, Jill returned to her roots, writing, illustrating and publishing, through her publishing Company Press for Success, ‘The Adventures of Boris’. A 32-page full colour travelogue, for children of all ages. lt tells the tales and adventures of a SUV named BORIS, which introduces the wonders and unique experiences found in and around Western