Ideas of memory, loss, and identity are explored through painting, collage and the ancient process of wax encaustic. Collaged papers, 'found' objects and fabrics are encapsulated between multiple wax layers, leaving a smooth, lustrous sheen on the surface, a protective 'skin' to the outside world. Oil paintings explore the memory of place, distilled through time, an evokation of the sensual experience.
..."Jill’s paintings succeed because they are about much more than process.... Her use of colour, pattern and different materials is confident, bold and somehow personal too. ....Each work feels special and distinct." Andrew Nairne, Director, Kettle's Yard Cambridge