Jill Van SIckle, Minneapolis Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement My paintings are a mixture of oils, acrylics and oil pastels on canvas, ranging in size from 12"x12" to 60"x60". My work is colorful and somewhat abstract with notable patterns and textures. These characteristics are influenced by my degree in textiles.
My subject matter of the natural world, especially plants, is a result of growing up with serious plant cultivators and nature lovers. My Mother is a florist and master gardener, my Father is animal loving, over zealous tree trimmer, Stepdad grows chilies and prairie plants and my Grandparents are immigrant farmers from Holland whose Tulips wowed the neighborhood.