Jill used to be a university lecturer in medieval French. She turned to full-time art in the mid-90s, had her first solo exhibition in 2002 and has been showing and selling work ever since. A childhood spent in Africa and her research into early maps led to a fascination with how the world has been perceived and depicted in different cultures and times. Recurrent themes include creation myths and theories, science and art and where they meet; landscape, surfaces and patterns. Much of Jill’s work is created on her own hand-made paper, with its unique texture. She uses paints, inks, dyes and pure pigments to build up intense and glowing but subtle colours. She’s shown paintings all over the UK; her work is in collections all over the world. She’s now based at her studio in Hove, The Wolf at the Door.