Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Jill: ” I was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in the UK in 1956. I now live in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.”
When did you start painting?
Jill: “I started ‘painting’ with wool 8 years ago.
What inspires you to make art?
Jill: “I am inspired by things around me and especially faces. I love to recreate the vintage screen stars of 1920’s they are so dramatic and romantic and such interesting characters .
Did you go to art college or are you self-taught?
Jill: “I studied at art college when I left school but the fibre painting I taught my self. I started my art for therapeutic properties and it has just grown now I have quite a following.”
Which colour could you not do without?
Jill: “Blue , yellow ,red and green.”
Have you exhibited or had work published?
Jill: “I have exhibited in Scotland and England with some success. I have had work published in various magazines and on websites usually fibre related , and have also been featured on Scottish National News program.
I have just built up a body of pop icons currently on show. I also work to commission making portraits of people and animals.”
What is your speciallity?
Jill: “I specialize in wool art. I use sheep wool from my own Scottish sheep.”
Which artists inspire you?
Jill: “Gabrielle Rossetti and Gustav Klimpt.”
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