Jill Smith – Artist

About

JillBorn in London, Jill now lives and paints in Oxfordshire. She has always been interested in painting local landscapes, buildings, seascapes and animals but until recently full time employment and the needs of family life restricted her available painting time.

Jill is largely self taught, supported by attending various evening classes, life classes,  painting workshops and the membership of local art societies. She works mainly in watercolour, acrylic or mixed media, dependent on the subject matter. She is always keen to try new techniques and media. Jill has exhibited privately in shared exhibitions with other artists in local galleries, in open local exhibitions and in the group exhibitions of Didcot and Wantage art societies. Her paintings are in personal and municipal collections in various countries as well as the UK.

Biography

As a graduate chemist, Jill began work studying corrosion electrochemistry. After the birth of her second child, Jill transferred part-time work as a school chemistry laboratory technician before moving to the IT field, becoming a Network Manager overseeing a school network and the IT support services team until the autumn of 2014. Painting persisted throughout and she hopes to find more time now for her artwork.