aa watercolour artist focusing on pet portraits/animals and landscapes.  

Seven years ago, I picked up my first watercolour brush.  Seven years ago, Jill Weston Art was created.  Seven years ago, I had no idea I would still be at it!  And little did I know that my primary subjects would be your adorable pets!  

Art has always been a part of who I am. My early love for drawing stems from my two artistic grandparents, who encouraged me in my development and interest. I pursued art through high school and post secondary schooling, and it was during my studies at Alberta College of Art and Design that I was able to dabble in different mediums and discover the love of painting. I started painting with oils, falling in love with them and proclaiming I would never use any other medium. Seven years ago I decided to challenge myself and try my hand at watercolour. I can't pinpoint exactly what it was that captured me...perhaps it was the way the colours moved on the paper, so organically and naturally. I loved how the colours created something so unexpected, something so unplanned. This excited me! 

Today I primarily paint in watercolour, though every now and then I open up my oil box and have some fun. The familiar smell of oils will always remind me of my beginnings as a painter. 

I live in Calgary, Alberta (born and raised) with my husband and two children. Many of my inspirations come from my surroundings. I love spending any free moment I have in my garden getting my fingernails full of black earth. So naturally flowers are an exciting subject for me to paint!  Also, our great prairies and mountains around this city and province are spectacular, providing me with endless opportunities to paint landscapes.  But above all, I love painting animals, whether it be your own pet, your family pet, a friend's pet... or wildlife.  As challenging as they are to paint, I find great satisfaction and joy knowing that I've put my all into creating a piece where the eyes meet your eyes and you feel the soul of the animal!  

I paint to nurture peace and contentment within myself. But I paint for you as well, so that you too can feel joy and tranquility when you look at a piece of my art. My desire is to bring even more beauty and warmth into your home.

Thank you for stopping by my site and sharing an interest in what I do!


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