B i o g r a p h y
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 currently serves on the board. 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 participated in the highly regarded Coors show in 2016 and 2017, and was invited as Guest Artist at the Northwest Rendevous Show in 2016 and 2018. She is a popular and highly regarded teacher.
Jill’s work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, and Western Art and Architecture.
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.
Sheffield University, United Kingdom - BA Honors
Awards and Honors:
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-
Art of the West, May/June 2015
Plein Air Magazine, Summer 2011
Southwest Art, June 2010 and September 2017
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’)
Academy Art Museum, MD