CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)

Representation

 

  • UGallery.com - a curated online gallery

  • Zatista.com - a curated online gallery

 

Video Productions (producer/narrator)

 

The Hidden Layers of Oil Painting, 2020

The Forgotten Masters, 2019

Watercolor Paint: The Impact of Quality, 2018

Watercolor Paper: The Impact of Quality, 2018

Brushstrokes (1-3), 2018

The Art of Reconstructing Compositions, 2017

Emotion in Art, 2016

Developing an Eye for Landscape Composition, 2016

Watercolor as Fine Art, 2016

Demystifying Art Styles, 2015

The Evolution of Watercolor - a Closer Look, 2015

Video Painting Instruction Courses (producer/narrator)

 

The Oil Painting Process

The Mechanics of Watercolor, 2019

Developing an Eye for Landscape Composition, 2018

Mastering Brushstrokes I & II, 2018

Foundations for Mastering Watercolor Painting, 2016

Recent Art Exhibitions

 

  • Art Sweet Art Gallery, LSC Member Exhibition, Leesburg, VA, 2019

  • Art of the Piedmont, Art Auction & Reception, Middleburg, VA, 2016-20

  • Monochrome, Online Group Exhibition, UGallery, 2018

  • Environment First - Online Art Competition, Artwork Archives, 2018

  • Principle Gallery, Root to Bloom Juried Exhibition. Alexandria, VA, 2016

  • Hunt Country Harvest Ball & Art Show, Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg, VA, 2015

  • Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia, The Delaplaine Visual Arts & Education Center, Frederick, MD, 2014

  • Strokes of Genius Exhibition, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2013

  • Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia Inaugural Exhibition, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA, 2013

  • Baltimore Watercolor Society’s 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, 2013 

  • It's a Matter of Color, Two-Woman Show; ArtSpace Herndon, VA, 2013

  • Strokes of Genius Exhibition, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2012

  • Watercolors Exhibition; ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA, 2012

  • Virginia Watercolor Society’s 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, 2012

  • Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD, 2012

  • National Watercolor Society’s 91st Annual Juried Exhibition, 2011

  • Virginia Watercolor Society’s 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, 2011

  • Baltimore Watercolor Society’s 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, 2011

  • The Delaplaine Visual Arts & Education Center, Frederick, MD, 2011

  • St. Andrew’s Fall Exhibit & Sale, Arlington, VA, 2011

  • Potomac Valley Watercolorists’ Heather Glenn Home Show, 2011

 

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

 

  • Arts Club of Washington, Washington, D.C., 2014

  • Leesburg Town Hall Gallery, Leesburg, VA, 2012

  • Guest Artist Exhibition Studio; ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA, 2010

  • Cox Communications, Springfield, VA, 2008

  • LMI, McLean, VA, 2008

 

 

Publications & Broadcasts

 

Facebook Live, Start Your Art Online Event, 2020

German TV Feature, NRWision, AERA, 2018

Podcast Feature, The Not Starving Artist Podcast, 2018

Loudouner Magazine, Faces & Places, A Paradise for Artists, 2016

Loudoun Times Mirror, The Artists, A Paradise for Artists, 2016

Splash 16 - The Best of Watercolor: Exploring Texture; North Light Books, 2015

Watercolor Artist Magazine; February 2013 issue, Watermedia Showcase Competition

Creating a FREE Website Using Weebly.com; Author; Published February 2014

Editing & Saving Images with Photoshop Elements; Author; Published February 2014

Editing & Saving Images with Photoshop; Author; Published February 2014

Fearless Portraits: Take the fear out of painting portraits and figures; Author; Published April 2012

Depth of Emotion; élan Magazine; October 2008 issue (feature and cover)

 

 

Awards

 

  • Watercolor Artist Magazine's Watermedia Showcase Competition, Honorable Mention, 2012

  • Golden Artist Colors Award: Baltimore Watercolor Society’s 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, Bethesda, MD, 2011

  • Best in Show: St. Andrew’s Fall Exhibit, Arlington, VA, 2009

  • Second Place: Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Friendship Heights Exhibition, Chevy Chase, MD, 2011

  • Second Place in Watercolor: LSC Annual Exhibition, Hillsborough Winery, Hillsborough, VA, 2015

  • Third Place: Best Loudoun County Artist, Red Barn Exhibition, Waterford, VA 2012

  • Second Place in Oils, Four Seasons of Oatland's Art Show, Leesburg, VA 2012

  • Honorable Mention: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Online Exhibit, 2016

  • Honorable Mention: St. Andrew’s Fall Exhibit, Arlington, VA, 2014

  • Honorable Mention: Red Barn Exhibition, Waterford, VA 2012

  • Honorable Mention: Potomac Valley Watercolorists’ Heather Glenn Home Show, Clarksville, MD, 2011

 

 

Memberships

 

  • National Watercolor Society (Signature Member)

  • AERA - Association Embracing Realist Art

  • Baltimore Watercolor Society (Signature Member)

  • Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia (Founder)

  • Virginia Watercolor Society (Signature Member)

  • Potomac Valley Watercolorists (Juried Membership)

 

 

Selected Events

 

  • Artist Speaker, Start Your Art Online Event, 2020

  • Workshop Instructor, Loudoun Sketch Club, Hillsborough, VA, 2019 & 2020

  • Awards Judge, Arts of Great Falls, Adult Student Art Show, Great Falls, VA, 2019

  • Juror, Delaware Watercolor Society's Nassau Valley Vineyard Exhibition, Lewes, DE, 2016

  • Awards Judge, Springfield Art Guild's "Art in the Garden" Exhibition, Alexandria, VA, 2015

  • Awards Co-Judge, Piedmont Regional Art Exhibition, The Plains, VA, 2014, 2015

  • Multiple watercolor workshops & individual instruction, 2013

  • Guest speaker & demonstration, Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA; Topic: "Taking the Fear Out of Painting Portraits and Figures," 2011

  • Curator & participating artist, “Portraits of Life” Traveling Exhibition, 2010-2011

  • Awards Judge, Vienna Arts Society “Reflections” Exhibition, Vienna, VA, 2012

  • Art instructor; ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA; Class title: Life Portraits in Watercolor, 2010

  • Art Demonstration; Plaza Art Materials, Silver Spring, MD, 2008

 

 

Selected Education

 

Watercolor Classes with Jean Gill, NWS, AWS (3 years)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; BA in Mass Communications, additional studies in Fine Arts

Additional training and workshops with Linda Kemp and Karen Vernon (2006-7)

 

 

Why I Paint

 

I paint because I believe God gave me the ability to paint. I believe He's given each of us special talents and that it's our job to discover those talents and then use them. Why else would we be given special abilities? - Jill

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