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  Carver

Jill Carver

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1968 -

Originally from London, England, Jill Carver moved to the United States in 2002. Before becoming a full time professional artist, she was a curatorial research assistant at the National Portrait Gallery in London for twelve years. Jill lives in Rico, Colorado, a small historical mining town nestled in the San Juan Mountains.

In 2014, Jill won the Gold Medal (Artists’ Choice) for Best in Show at Maynard Dixon Country and in the same year was inaugurated as Signature Member in ‘Plein Air Painters of America’. She is now a board member of that organization. Previously, she won numerous awards including: ‘Artists Choice’ at the Laguna Beach Invitational in 2009; at Telluride, also in 2009; and, at Plein Air Easton in 2008. She was invited as Guest Artist at the 2016 Northwest Rendezvous show at The Brinton Museum in Sheridan, WY, and participated in the highly regarded Coors show in 2016 and 2017. She is a popular and highly regarded teacher.

Artist Statement:

“Nature. I prefer nature’s inspired tangled-ness rather than tidiness. I enjoy the iconic intimate scene rather than the grand vista. I notice details, and change. The rotten log that finally buckled and broke under the weight of last winter’s snow; the subtle course-change of the meandering stream; the fading crescent moon that mimics the curve of the lake; the latest re-model project of our local beaver, his favorite pond being mine also. My paintings are a journal of this ongoing conversation, a record of observation, study and pure delight. “

 

Education:

 

Sheffield University, United Kingdom - BA Honors

 

Awards and Honors:

 

Selected Awards:

 

Gold Thunderbird Medal ‘Best in Show’, Maynard Dixon Country 2014

Best in Show, Laguna Beach Invitational 2009

Best in Show, Telluride Plein Air 2009

Artists’ Choice, Plein Air Easton 2008.

 

Signature Member, Plein Air Painters of America - 2014-2017

Board member 2017-

 

Selected Publications:

 

Feature-length articles:

 

Art of the West, May/June 2015

Plein Air Magazine, Summer 2011

Southwest Art, June 2010 and September 2017

 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

Two person show, Insight Gallery, with Teresa Elliott, November 2017

Coors Western Art Exhibit 2016, 2017

Maynard Dixon Country 2010-2015

Bighorn Rendezvous, Brinton Museum, Sheridan 2016

‘Artist Horizons’, Bozeman, 2013-2015

Three Person Show with Tim Cherry and Louisa McElwain, Insight Gallery 2012

2010-2015 Insight Gallery Group Shows (‘Texas Masters’, ‘Fall Show’, Small Works Show’)

 

Selected Collections:

 

Academy Art Museum, MD

 

Representation:

 

Insight Gallery, Texas

Wood River Fine Arts, Idaho

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, Utah