Jill Wilkinson’s paintings made during the past year reflect some of the twists and turns in her daily life adjusting to the changes brought about by the pandemic. The difficulty of concentrating and the struggle to focus on any one particular thing influenced her feelings and how they are expressed in her work.
A variety of music lifted her spirits and subtleties such as the weather or time of day affected her moods. Using automatic processes, Jill let her brush find its own way around the surface, and enjoyed these moments.
“I came to painting late in life but being an artist was something I had wanted from childhood. It was devastating in my youth not to be able to do this, but in hindsight, I realise how much more I gained by coming to art later.
"After taking early retirement I studied art at Newport College where I gained a National Diploma in Art & Design; then Northbrook MET in Sussex, achieving a BA Fine Art degree in 2012. I have been painting ever since.”
Viewing daily at ARCH window gallery 35 High Street 3 - 30 Jun
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