In 2014, Jill Carver 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 Bighorn Rendevous show in 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.
“Nature. I prefer nature’s inspired tangled-ness rather than tidiness. I enjoy the iconic intimate scene rather than the grand vista. I notice details, and change. The rotten log that finally buckled and broke under the weight of last winter’s snow; the subtle course-change of the meandering stream; the fading crescent moon that mimics the curve of the lake; the latest re-model project of our local beaver, his favorite pond being mine also. My paintings are a journal of this ongoing conversation, a record of observation, study and pure delight. “