Jill Bush Artist

About Me


Featured In

  1. -The Artist’s Magazine

  2. -Pastel Interpretations

  3. -Pastel Portraiture

Pastel Society of America Signature Member

Who’s Who

in American Art

Current Focus

Portraiture/ Figure

January 2011

contact: Jill@jillbushartist.com


“Since I was a very little girl I have had a strong interest in drawing the figure. My mother, who was also an artist, kept my sketchbooks which I filled with drawings of people… always people.

College offered the opportunity for enforced discipline and countless hours of anatomy and life drawing. Several years after graduating, my own artistic needs matured enough to bring me to the point of self disciplined study and exploration of both still life and landscape as a means to an end. Now I incorporate both of these into my figure work, my first love.

My intent as an artist is to share an experience or feeling with the beholder. My spirit is committed to the admonition to think on  ‘whatever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report’ and to paint accordingly. In art, as in life, I feel there will always be more to learn and new horizons to cross... that both life and art must always be formative.

My feeling of awe and respect for God and His most wonderful creation must be what binds me to the continuing interest in portraying the human experience.”

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