Jill Van Sickle
Jill uses a mixture of acrylics, and oil pastels to create her paintings. Her work is often botanical in nature mixed with abstract patterns and lines. Jill earned her degree in Fine Arts from University of WI, River Falls, and works full time as an artist. She is represented by several galleries in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and works out of her home studio in South Minneapolis, where she lives with her spoiled dog.
“What do I paint?” The easy answer is: botanicals and nature. But how do I use words to explain my memories of my Dutch grandparent’s tulip gardens? Or how those boxes of flowers smelled when they were shipped to our house for my mother’s wedding flower business? How can I explain the pure excitement of seeing that first daffodil sprouting from the muddy, ugly ground? Even more perplexing is my secret love affair with color. Then there is the inspiration question. Perhaps someday I’ll find the right words, but for now, I’ll just keep painting.