Profile: Jill Carver
"Painting nature, in the very act itself, is for me,
Jill Carver teaches her painting students to think of themselves as poets rather than journalists. She writes, "I want to say something 'specific' about my reaction to a place or a moment in time - to capture the essence but not the whole." Keen observation and immersion in the landscape around her gives Carver the ability to create paintings that express her own vision rather than simply rendering what is before her.
We asked her to tell us what the process of making art means to her:
Jill Carver is a Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of America. Her work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art and Fine Art Connoisseur. She has received numerous awards including the Gold Medal for Best in Show at Maynard Dixon Country. She participates in many plein air painting events including Plein Air Easton, the Telluride, Sedona and Estes Park Plein Air events. Her work has been exhibited in solo and juried group exhibitions in the United States and England.
Learn more about Jill Carver in our in-depth interview.
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