Jill has been a practising Artist and Designer for over 25 years. Training first in Fine Art, she then followed a career as a Landscape Architect until 2012 when she launched Jill Ray Landscapes combining her design and fine art skills.
She developed her print technique whilst practicing as a Landscape Architect, providing clear, accessible images for public consultation.
She says: ‘I discovered what a great drawing tool my PC was. I really love the way layers of translucent blocks of colour can build up an image’.
Her passion for making images this way combined with a rekindling of her previous love of painting in oils on canvas. Jill
often uses an iPad as a portable sketchbook.
Her main concerns are colour, light and the rhythms of landscape, particularly the way shapes and patterns echo and repeat in the landscape as can be seen in the striking and bold style of her prints which often resemble the effects of overlaid layers of tissue paper.
The hills of the Dark Peak, the woodlands in Sheffield and Chatsworth Park and the coast paths of Britain provide most of her subject matter.