Jill Brabant 
was born and raised in Endicott, New York and early on she had a love for art. As a child, she would drive the other kids crazy by answering their question of “What shall we do today?” with the same reply, “Let’s draw!

Her joy for art as a child has turned to a passion as an adult. Oil painting brings me such joy and is an expression of who I am. The color of light, the smile of a child and the beauty of nature are a constant source of inspiration for me. I enjoy the richness and viscosity of the paint–the variations achieved from thick impasto applied with a palette knife to thin delicate layers of color. I am a representational painter who prefers the alla prima method of classical painting.

“My subject matter is varied but I have a particular affinity for floral still lifes. These paintings evolve with each brushstroke, starting with the composition and capturing the essence of light on each petal.”

Jill’s paintings have been described as elegant, with classical qualities and soft brushwork. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibits and can be found in private art collections, both in the United States and abroad.

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology

Awards and Scholarships:

  • 2015 Richeson75 Still Life and Floral Exhibit Book, 2 Meritorious Entires
  • 2014 Richeson75 Still Life and Floral Exhibit Book, 2 Meritorious Entires
  • 2012 Second Place Place, Nature’s Bounty, and Sale, Manassas Art Guild
  • 2011 First Place, Barns, 13th Annual Four Seasons of Oatlands
  • 2008 Shirl Smithson, Oil Painters of America Scholarship

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