SOUTHERN watercolor LANDSCAPE PAINTER
instructor • Sojourner • Wonder Seeker
Hey! I’m Jill, a life-long artist and nature enthusiast, on a quest to keep childlike wonder at the forefront of daily life through painting and travel.
Painting figurative landscapes in watercolor is my expression of gratitude for the amazing, sacred, and mysterious beauty of nature, and her seasons and life lessons.
I love sharing my passion for painting and wonder with others, so come along with me for the journey!
THE MAKING OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER
A Feral Childhood & Other Nefarious Pursuits
Growing up in the deep South with acres of rural woods and farmland as my playground, had an impact on the way I understood the world. I explored it all, freely without supervision. The rising and setting of the sun were bookends for each day spent living an existence of curiosity and exploration.
Growing up and challenging the status quo…
Wow, was adulthood this shocking for everybody? My inner ‘feral child’ struggled over time to suppress her wildness and wonder, and ultimately began conforming to the world’s expectations with abandon...fast forward 3 decades, and you'll find me running through the woods again.
Wow, was adulthood this shocking for everybody?
...But, the universe was still at work…
Lots of divine intervention, and a willingness to believe that anything is possible, allowed my sense of wonder and creativity to reclaim center stage in my life. I celebrate this, and my love for nature every day through continually evolving as an artist and helping others do the same.
Work With Me
Wonder, Woods & Watercolor
Guiding other landscape artists in their creative journey is extremely satisfying for me because I know there's wild, creative treasure hidden inside each of us.
Releasing your ‘feral child’ to run free is extremely rewarding...
...and going an adventure with friends is always more fun, so if you’re a developing abstract landscape painter working in watercolor, I'd love to connect with you.
I’m here anytime you’d like
to go on a creative journey.
Let's Cross Paths!
I provide meaningful content that helps you zero in on your painting development and artistic style, so you can celebrate your own sense of wonder every time you walk outside or pick up your brush.
Find out more about my watercolor membership today!
“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” ~ Salvador Dali
journeys really do begin at the beginning
A dream to paint and travel full-time, visiting landscapes all over the country...
We moved in to our bus full time in May 2022...We hope our journey will inspire YOUR journey!
Seasons of life ebb and flow, and my husband Jay, and I, are walking
(or rolling) into our newest season.
Here's a short video that takes a look at our decision to just BEGIN!
Making new work and teaching from the road is the most incredible adventure I could imagine, and you're invited to watch and see what's out there...stay tuned!