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Jill Shalless

Jill ShallessLearning to paint was of special interest to me during school and I was encouraged by my family.

The ongoing search for knowledge and advancement in this field has remained a burning passion for over thirty years.

I was blessed with dedicated teachers, enthusiastic peers and a supportive family.

Advancement in my work was achieved by consistent time spent at the easel and the challenge of teaching my craft to others.

Exhibiting in solo shows, group shows and competitions at galleries and in my own studio, has allowed my work to be viewed by a large audience.

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Success has been achieved in several arenas including :

My work has been published in two books:

I have written for the Australian Artist Magazine, articles published in 1996 and 2004.

In the search for a creative home I established "Dabble 'n' Daub" studio gallery in England 1991-1994 where I ran regular classes, workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions. Returning to Australia to raise a young family in 1994, I worked from home for some time. I moved into the current studio space in late 2004.

In 2006 "Dabble 'n' Daub" expanded to the mezzanine floor with the combined efforts of two resident artists, Faye Owen and Lianne Gough.

In 2009 with the evolution of the business and the inherent influence of the beautiful building we are located in, the business took on the new name art@wintergarden and has continued to flourish. Our emphasis is focused on the world class local art community.

2011 saw art@wintergarden win the Best Micro Business Award in the Geelong Advertiser Business Excellence Awards.

2012 introduced Chantelle Campbell to the team as Gallery Assistant. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to art@wintergarden featuring her annual curation of the Sculpture Exhibition in September.

2014 art@wintergarden celebrated 10 years of business in The Wintergarden building with our August exhibition ‘Ten 4 Ten’ featuring ten of the gallery's most exhibited artists.

Jill Shalless

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