Jill Buckingham, Buckinghamshire Member Since August 2011 Artist Statement Jill has not come through the usual channels. She has made it this far through a deep interest in, and love of portraying her fellow man.
Together with a lavish care and attention to her work rarely given today, and furthermore an innate sensibility to the individual's character and disposition.
The artist makes no bones about the fact that her dignitires portraits do take months to complete, and she is very happy when the subjects on canvas breathes.
People inspire me. In painting the other I get a sense of them.
It is more a kind of merging. The act of paying attention gives
something to them and something to me.
Between brushstrokes I like to dance! Free movement keeps me flowing,
releases the physical tension of doubt and fear that come with creativity.
I have painted and drawn people and animals mostly, rather quietly, forever.
Graphic Art, Northampton College of Art.
Post Grad Art Psychotherapy, University of Hertfordshire.
Self-employed for larger part of adult life.
Enjoyed a variety of self development education.
Experienced in teaching art and self development.
Popular portrait artist in the home counties and beyond, in the eighties.
Nineties spent bringing up my son, studying and working as art therapist.
Last decade portrait commissions include:
High Sheriff Charles Lousada
Sir Nigel Mobbs
Sir Richard Kleinwort
Deputy Lieutenant Denis Burrell.
Now, for the first time [as I have previously worked to commission] I have gathered together a collection of paintings, all meaningful to me which
I hope touch you too. I am also putting together a body of work for an exhibition called The Forbidden Kingdom based on a moving experience
I had travelling to Upper Mustang on the Tibetan Plateau. I aim to donate my proceeds for this area through the sale of these paintings and prints etc.
As a consequence of commissioned work I am used to knowing my client. In these days of the world wide web do say hi if you are buying work and
I promise a human response.