Learning 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 :
- Gold Medallion Camberwell Rotary Art Show 1987,
- Alice Bale Special Award 1989,
- Hanging with The Royal Institute of Oil Painters,
- Mall Galleries London 1990,
- Painting Sir Weary Dunlop for the College of Surgeons 1991,
- Nine solo exhibitions and participation in many shows both in Australia and the U.K.
My work has been published in two books:
- 50 Australian Artists
- Portraits at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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.
Here I re-invented "Dabble 'n' Daub" Studio Gallery at the Wintergarden, a historic landmark in Geelong housing a variety of businesses. 2006 saw the expansion of "Dabble 'n' Daub" to the mezzanine floor and the combined efforts of two other artists, namely Faye Owen and Lianne Gough. This has been a very productive phase in my career, building on past endeavours and broadening my field of work.
Jill Shalless - presents a solo exhibition
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