Nature has a way of captivating me with its wild and intricate essence. The way it intertwines and flourishes effortlessly is a constant source of inspiration for my art. I find myself drawn to the delicate beauty of a flower, its petals inviting bumblebees to explore. In those moments, I am reminded of the intimate connection we share with nature.
Throughout the seasons, nature presents itself in various forms, each with its own unique palette. The early purples of spring, accompanied by soft greens, evoke a sense of freshness and renewal.
As summer arrives in New England, the greens overhead take on a tropical-like quality, transporting me to distant lands of world travels.
During hikes wildflowers shout their many colors creating a symphony of beauty. During beach walks I feel the rhythmic ocean waves calling me to observe many shades of blue -each hue holding a story waiting to be told.
Through my abstract art, I aim to celebrate and honor this profound interconnectedness with nature. I hope that my paintings can serve as a bridge -bringing others closer to the natural world, inspiring them to cherish and protect it.
Jill Morton is an abstract expressionist artist. She grew up in Australia and left there in her twenties to pursue travel and art. Jill studied clay in Europe and textiles in Asia. In New York City she obtained a B.F.A. in painting from the School of Visual Arts and two Master’s Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Jill's paintings are influenced by the abstract women artists of 1950, most notably neo expressionist artist Joan Mitchell. Color, mark-making and shape are the most important elements of her work.
She resides in Connecticut where she taught children’s art for 23 years in public school. Jill maintains a studio practice in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She has exhibited in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Her works reside in private collections across the U.S.