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JILL MCLEAN

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER

The main purpose of my work is to reveal my private interpretation of Heaven. Faith is central to everything my life touches, and the spiritual experiences I have are transformed into colors, markings and movement before my tools ever touch the paint and canvas. Using a symbolic-style language through spontaneous and freestyle markings, as well as building blocks of light and movement of color, these physical components are intended to work together harmoniously, visually translating the amazing gift of life.

Underlying all of my work is a beautiful tension that is inherent in the breath of life, uplifting the viewer into a sensory immersion that is reminiscent of a personal revelation, a turning of the heart, a changing of the mind. With color being the most valuable voice of all, I engage in palettes that desire to illuminate each story to its fullest. Amongst a sea of flowing hues, I form my work through give and take: dense areas co-existing with open air, washes, smudging, texture, brush marks, palette knife, splatters, adding, subtracting, and energetic direction. 

So much of what impacts us in this world is a result of something that is originally unseen and intangible. Even still, life conspires to help us understand in a very real way that which is beautiful, loving and full of light … it is The Great Invitation to shift into clarity and see life from a higher place.

Jill McLean, 2017


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OFFERINGS

Jill McLean Studios accommodates commissioned and series artworks, destination and heirloom creations, luxury creative collections, creative lifestyle branding, and editorial, reviews and narratives. A high level of sophistication, meaning and craftsmanship are brought into all of my work in a way that is highly personalized, powerful and enduring.

I’m a great fit if you ...

  • Want to illuminate your environment with artworks of beauty, renewal and light
  • Desire to capture your memories, adventures and travels with beautiful paintings, wire sculptures, heritage jewelry, or handmade and archival books with original artworks
  • Are an Interior Designer and want to secure a professional resource for commissioned artwork
  • Love original art incorporated into luxury goods and fashion
  • Would like to develop a personal brand that defines image, personality and style
  • Seek writing for personal stories, reviews, artistic narratives, or travel / destination
  • Value genuine expertise and creativity that promotes quality of life

Connect with me any time about a project, an inquiry, or just to say hello!