Artist Bio



        Jillian was born in Colorado Springs in 1982.  From the time she was a little girl, she has always had a passion for creating art.  She began her professional art career after graduating college in 2004. She received a Fine Arts degree with a Minor in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a painter that specializes in large oil paintings, many of them commissions.   

        She has been in shows throughout Colorado and England.  She has completed many commissions throughout her career. Her most accomplished commissions were for  The Navigators, a Christian organization based in Colorado Springs. She painted two large paintings of Glen Eyrie Castle, and two portraits of their founders. The castle paintings are now displayed in their corporate office.  She has also had the opportunity to travel to many countries which has greatly enriched her life as well as her art.

        Jillian has had studio space in Manitou Springs, Denver, and England. Once her twin boys and little girl arrived, painting in her studio at home made more sense.  She adores her family and loves balancing her artistic life with motherhood.        



2000-2004          University of Colorado at Boulder       Boulder, Colorado

                                 Fine Arts Major with Business Minor 

Spring 2003     Students Of International Training        Prague, Czech Republic

                               Arts and Social Change Seminar


2014      Bury St Edmund Art Society 68th Annual Exhibition            Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, England

2007       Fall Art Festival, Glenwood Springs Art Guild                           Glenwood Springs, Colorado

2007       Solo Show representing 20 paintings                                                BAC, Manitou Springs, Colorado

2005       Impressions:Metaphor/Perception/Process                                   BAC, Manitou Springs. Colorado

2004      Trattoria Girasole Ristorante Italiano                                                Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado



2014     "Highly Commended" award for the oil  painting Rapeseed Field

"Third Place" award for the oil painting Blue Tree


1996  Calcutta, India; Katmandu, Nepal; Bangkok, Thailand; and Dhaka, Bangladesh

2002  Esperanza, Dominican Republic

2003  Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria

2004  Barcelona, Spain

2006  Playa del Carmen, Mexico

2007  Negril, Jamaica

2014  Paris, Alpe de Huez, France

2014  London, York, Birmingham, Chester, Nottingham, Dover, England

2014   Bruges, Belguim

2014  Edinburgh, Scotland

2014  Rome, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Italy