Design with Terra-cotta Vase, acrylic on canvas, 22×26
Jill Abele Butcher tells a story of contemplation in her paintings. The mysterious world of images and ideas are an impetus for her visual statements. Her creative mind wants to solve a problem, form an idea, find an answer, build a structure, and compose an artifact. For her, the birth of a new image reveals the forming of a new story, told in a unique visual language, with a fresh eye, and a new hope.
Jill is a graduate of Drake University with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. She is a retired art teacher and has exhibited her work in many professional art shows. Among them are the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, New Haven Paint and Clay Club Juried Exhibition, Beth El Temple Juried Exhibition, and the Cooperstown, New York National Juried Exhibition. She has been a part of numerous Group shows and Solo Exhibitions. Jill’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.