Jill Ann Harper
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.
My first exhibition of 2018 took place at The Halpern Gallery in Chatham, as part of a joint venture between Nucleus Arts and the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. The exhibition showcased work from a range of Medway artists inspired by the dockyard and the theme, ‘Powerful Tides - 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea'. My next exhibition is entitled 'Sky' and will take place at The Halpern Gallery in Chatham from 17-23 May 2018.
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