b. Essex, England 1945
Jill was born in Essex in 1945 and took an honours degree in Mathematics and Physics at King's College London. After taking retirement from teaching in 2001 she finally found time to pursue her lifelong interest in art. She realised that botanical painting would enable her to combine her scientific training in accuracy of observation and her love of plants. With her desire to acquire painting skills, she began to study under Anne- Marie Evans. Jill is a member of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society and has paintings in their archive. She also exhibits regularly with the Leicestershire Society of Botanical Illustrators. Jill lives in Rutland and enjoys finding new material to paint from the woods and hedgerows around her home by Rutland Water.