BODY OF WORK has a double edged meaning. This exhibition is a collection of drawings - a body of work in itself - about bodies. The drawings of the bodies are at work - clothed, and some of the drawings and paintings are of the nude body. Following on from the successful, collaborative Glyme Lane Project of 2021, Jill and the other artists are working closely with FarmED at Honeydale Farm, Ascot-under-Wychwood, for 18months, where Jill is observing people working.
BODY OF WORK is showing at site 422 in Chadlington.
A small sample of THE GLYME LANE PROJECT, is showing at FarmED, site 484, in the Library. As a taster of the Residency by the group of artists making art over an extended year.
Jill likes to work quickly, making dynamic, gestural lines to keep the energy of the pose. To achieve this she prefers the models, or subjects, to be moving, or holding a pose for a brief time. Jill has found it challenging working outside during the winter, but the rewards of engaging with the people have been multiple.