Abstract Impressionist Painter
Create Life … this is my constant light and guiding principal, my True North, the golden thread that was woven into me long before I was even a tiny spark.
In my ongoing dialogue with Creation, there is a seed of life that is sprinkled into all I am, all my mind ponders, the things my hands have the privilege to make. Leaving behind the culture of death in the deepest furrows of that which does not last, I seek instead to regenerate in my own beautiful way, my own time, and with the mission of illuminating these things within others.
Color, movement, energy … these unify to capture the fullness and gratitude I experience each and every day. They are the words written upon my heart, the perfection of hope without measure, the true love story between myself and Life.
– Jill McLean, 2018
Born in Los Angeles, CA and growing up by the beach in Orange County, CA, Jill interacted with various forms of creativity, including art and 12 years of piano during her childhood. After acquiring a BS Degree in Fine Arts at University of Oregon, her focus shifted to being the Principal Owner and Creative Director of a graphic design studio for 20 years, during which she continued her artwork.
As a professional artist now living and working in Chicago, Jill's dedication and vision is rich and inspired with an intense focus on beauty in the world around her and in humankind. Time spent in the studio culminates in the creation of oil paintings and exploration of various mediums. Jill's works are held in private collections nationally.
Both studio works and commissions are available.