Jillian is a Queensland artist originally from regional Victoria, near the Surf Coast, but has been based in Brisbane for many years. Her love of water instilled from those early years.
Art has always been a passion of hers, since childhood, when she began sketching portraits in charcoal.
In recent years she has returned to her art. Initially she picked up acrylics paints, then oils, and now watercolours.
Jillian has travelled widely, both overseas and within Australia, which has provided inspiration for many of her paintings.
As well as figurative work, she also enjoys painting a range of subjects such as seascapes and florals. While realism is her principal style, her work is evolving as she pushes her boundaries a little, playing with different approaches, mediums, colour and textures.