Jill Spearman

Studio 29

15 balfern grove
W4 2JX

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Mixed media, painting

I found my passion for landscape  painting 6 years ago   in Washington DC where I  painted and exhibited with artists from the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery. Since returning to London I have continued to develop my work at the London School of Fine Art to include portrait and figure in  charcoal, pastel and oil.

Recently I have begun to focus on finding a rhythm and harmony between realism and abstract composition. In addition to painting in ‘plein air’ and completing a composition in 3 to 6 hours, memory has played an important part in creating free and vigorous brush strokes,  attention to values and colour and  selecting the best composition for the advantage of highlighting a focal point. The initial preparation involves  sketching in  a location with  charcoal and water based mediums. The composition is later completed in the studio.

Artists that ‘draw me in’ with their mastery inform my work such as Richard Diebenkorn ( mark making and spatial awareness), Turner  and Constable( skies), Edward Seago ( values and colour), Singer Sargent ( skin tones and composition).

Studio information

The studio is on the ground floor.

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