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Jill Miller

From the time she was old enough to wield a pencil and produce a recognisable image Jill knew that art would be her greatest pleasure in life. With working parents and older brothers, school holidays were spent alone with a box of paints at the dining room table.

Her first job in a drawing office started her on the pen and ink path, later adding a colour wash, but coming to live in Australia where the light can be so bright and shadows so intense, she decided to try her hand at watercolours.

Although Jill dabbles with various mediums, watercolour is her real passion. She has no formal training but has learnt by listening, reading, experimenting and, importantly, making mistakes! If a painting doesn't turn out as planned she puts it away for a while. Looking at it later, and forgetting what she had originally planned, she then decides on it's success or failure. The unpredictability of watercolours is a constant challenge.

Jill has been on the committee of the Huon Art Exhibitions Group for eight years and helped in the set up of the Lovett Gallery behind the Cygnet Town Hall.

She currently teaches the U3A watercolour group in Cygnet but feels uncomfortable with the role of 'tutor' telling her students that, having been untrained she does not feel qualified to teach, but as a group they share ideas and experiences. So everybody learns and everybody has fun!

 

Contact
0428 508 082
> email Jill
> www.jillmillerart.com

 

CONGRATULATIONS JILL MILLER

Jill, pictured with her two entries in The 2017 Huon Art Awards, received Richard Bacon Watercolour Award Highly Commended for Calm before the storm (bottom picture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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