Jilly has a passion for hiking in the West-Coast rainforests of Canada, and this love of the outdoors is reflected in her paintings.
Jilly has exhibited in many venues in Vancouver. She currently sells her work through ‘32 Books & Gallery’ in North Vancouver.
One of Jilly’s paintings was chosen for the 2013 front cover of the Multifaith Calendar. Jilly is one of the featured painters in the 2014 edition of Artists of British Columbia. Jilly received an honourable mention prize in the L’Arche 2014 art fundraising show. The same painting was featured in the 2016 Multifaith calendar for the month of September. Jilly was also successful in having the painting “Choosing the Way “ selected for the 2018 calendar. This calendar sells approximately 20,000 copies throughout North America each year.
Jilly is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Jilly is also the Past President of the North Shore Artists Guild, and was for many years chairperson of the North Shore Unitarian artists’ group.
Artist statement: You will very often see paths or trails in my work which are symbolic of the choices we make in life. My present path as an artist has brought me great joy. I have a passion for bright colours and like to create happy sunny paintings. I have been strongly influenced by Emily Carr and Van Gogh who have inspired me to portray the movement and energy that surrounds us. For me forests are magical places but they are not static – they vibrate with energy and movement. I try to portray that movement in my trees.”