Color—layered and textured, full of light and energy, rhythmic in shape and form—is Jill’s guiding force and passion. It may be fully abstract as expressions of feelings and responses, or pure form itself— as in “The Sound of Color.” Or it may be shaped as abstracted impressions of the beauties and wonders of the natural world.
Always, the vibrant color reflects more than the light that transforms it. It reflects Jill’s deep conviction and passionate feeling that art can still provide a beauty that can be a light, bright and affirming, of the spirit of life.
In this, Henri Matisse is her guiding spirit, as she is inspired by his quest to see “…how to make my colors sing.” For everyone knows, he wrote, that “Good color sings. It is melodious, aroma-like, never over-baked…, can inspire ideas of joy, of riches, of glory and love.”
These nine works capture the spirit of my work in all its variations.