Jill Ray

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 my
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.

Jill is a member of both the Sheffield Printmakers and also Peak District
Artisans and regularly exhibits with both.