Jill Brabant is a representational oil painter, who prefers the alla prima method of classical painting. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, N.Y. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Shirl Smithson Scholarship from Oil Painters of America. Jill’s subject matter can be varied, but she has a particular affinity for floral still lifes. “My floral compositions have a deeper meaning to me. Flowers have the power to lift our spirits, touch our hearts and for a moment take away our worries. The teacups and pots are a special nod to my grandmother who was sweet and worked in a china factory.” Jill’s paintings have been described as elegant, with classical qualities and soft brushwork. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibits and can be found in private art collections, both in the United States and abroad. She currently resides in Manassas, Va. where she enjoys teaching art to children and adults. Jill is a member of Oil Painters of America, Women Painters of the Southeast and the Loudoun Sketch Club. Favorite Quotes: “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” —Claude Monet “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” —Emma Goldman
Sunset in winter . . . I was inspired by the color in both the sky and the snow.
Oil on panel, 12 x 12, 16 x 16 framed