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Jill Ogilvy

oil, encaustic, mixed media.

Born in Scotland, Jill's studies began with a classical training at the Simi School in Florence and she began her painting career in portraiture, making charcoal drawings and oil paintings to commission. She later trained in graphics and illustration in London and worked for several years in the publishing industry as a scientific illustrator and children's book designer.

In the early nineties Jill established a residential painting school in the Languedoc region of SW France, where she welcomed many international students and also held her first solo exhibition. Later, following a move back to the UK, Jill established a studio in Cambridge. She is also a registered Art Therapist and alongside her painting practice, Jill works with the Integrative Arts to help children and teenagers in mainstream and special education. She exhibits regularly with Cambridge Drawing Society, Cambridge Open Studios and various international Art Fairs where she is represented by the Eye Contemporary Gallery of Hong Kong.

‘My paintings and prints have long been based on the landscape and are often reminiscent of Scotland, France or Italy, where I have lived and spent many hours, walking and sketching, absorbing the spirit and atmosphere of these special places. Much of my recent landscape is inspired by my many trips to Scotland and the Inner Hebrides. Other work explores issues of identity and relationship, represented by the vessel in various forms. These paintings contain items with a strong personal connection or hold particular memories, marking the passage of time. I like to think of these favourite or familiar objects in terms of shape and colour, some of which I find have a particular personality trait and this is what interests me. I find that my art therapy work has had a significant influence on my approach and depth of thinking in the working process.'

Orange Fruit Bowl
Harbour Lights
Constellation 18
Chequerboard and Stripes
Stormy Shore
La Lorraine
Sea Defences
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