My studio, Jill’s Quills and Singular Silks, Aurora, CO, is where I paint and teach calligraphy and silk painting. I also participate in silk demonstrations, art shows and classes. I belong to the Colorado Calligraphers Guild, Colorado Society of Artists, Littleton Artist Guild and the Summit Scribes. I am President of the Rocky Mountain Silk Painters.
My silks and silk canvases are bright, primary, and created from within. My backgrounds are filled with multi-medium painting techniques and playful or meaningful texts. Each silk I create is a one-of-a-kind painting, usually with fanciful imagery and interesting calligraphy. I never reproduce my silks, they are Singular!
About twenty years ago a friend shared her experience with painting on silk with dyes. It is a long, complicated process, but I was immediately hooked. I incorporated all my years of studying the calligraphic arts from International Calligraphy Conferences, Silk Painters International Festivals, many workshops, retreats, clinics, and classes. A few years ago, I retired from elementary teaching and moved to Colorado which opened new doors to the art world.
When you know how to play; we follow the golden thread back to the joy, back to playtime.