I am an artist based in the south east of England. Born and raised in Sittingbourne, Kent, I now reside just 15 miles away in Rochester. I have a small art studio where I love to sit and paint in the peace and quiet - where my soul can be still. I agree with Marc Chagall that "art must be an expression of love or it is nothing". My art is an expression of my love of life, happiness and sharing with others.
The subject matter of my work is diverse as I find endless inspiration in nature, people, animals and architecture. I love vibrant colour and my work is inspired by all the beautiful people, places and things I observe in everyday life. Beauty is all around so I shall always have an abundance of material to work with. My aim is to produce positive and inspirational paintings for people to enjoy.
2017 was a very busy year for commissions but I was also able to fit in two exhibitions at the Riverside Gallery in Yalding, from 27 May until 26 June, and at the Nucleus Arts Gallery in Chatham, from 28 September until 4 October. I am looking forward to some new exhibitions in 2018 and in preparation, I have started work on several new pieces.
Please click on the gallery links above to see my paintings, which are also available to purchase from my shop. All paintings are now offered with a complimentary frame, ready to hang. Frames are hand made from fine quality, sustainable and locally sourced pine.
Thank you for your interest in my work! Please feel free to contact me if you would like to commission a painting or if you have any questions, or visit me on Facebook - I shall be happy to help.
Original Oil Paintings
Jill Ann Harper