Jill Basham [NRA 2012]

 

First name: Jill ;
Middle name:
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Last name:
Basham ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 
Begin:
2012 ;
End:
n/a ;

 

Biography:

“I am overwhelmed by the beauty of nature, in particular the atmosphere of an environment. Atmosphere is revealed by how the light strikes objects, both natural and manmade. I particularly enjoy the mood of skies and expansive views. Inspiration can arrive anywhere, from a bustling street in Manhattan to an isolated marsh. It’s the “feeling” of the place that inspires me, and I hope to translate. When painting a scene, I don’t have specific rules for myself. I prefer to let a scene and my feelings for it, set my approach. Palette knives, brushes, household items and hardware store finds have all been used in moving paint onto and around my canvases. I see each painting as an experiment that is unfolding. My initial goal can be interrupted by a new idea during the process, and I’m okay with taking a different path and veering from what might have been comfortable. Of course, there are risks with this, the fear of “failure”, and quite possibly a painting that needs to be wiped off…yet that’s okay with me. It’s the safe paintings that I find less exciting. The truly moving pieces are the ones that I pushed a bit. There are stories to tell. I strive to get my paintings to a point to which I “feel” the place I have painted, and hope others do as well. My hope is that others see and feel the stories I’m telling.”

https://jillbasham.com

 

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Document information

Document permalink:
http://salmagundi.org/artist/?p=71262

Digital-born document number:
SAL.2021.71262

Record birth date:
June 17, 2021

Last updated: August 2, 2021 at 21:36 pm