Artist Jill Basham

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"I am overwhelmed by the beauty of nature, in particular the atmosphere of an environment. Atmosphere is revealed by how the light strikes objects, both natural and manmade. I particularly enjoy the mood of skies and expansive views. Inspiration can arrive anywhere, from a bustling street in Manhattan to an isolated marsh. It's the "feeling" of the place that inspires me, and I hope to translate. When painting a scene, I don't have specific rules for myself. I prefer to let a scene and my feelings for it, set my approach. Palette knives, brushes, household items and hardware store finds have all been used in moving paint onto and around my canvases. I see each painting as an experiment that is unfolding. My initial goal can be interrupted by a new idea during the process, and I'm okay with taking a different path and veering from what might have been comfortable. Of course, there are risks with this, the fear of "failure", and quite possibly a painting that needs to be wiped off...yet that's okay with me. It's the safe paintings that I find less exciting. The truly moving pieces are the ones that I pushed a bit. There are stories to tell. I strive to get my paintings to a point to which I "feel" the place I have painted, and hope others do as well. My hope is that others see and feel the stories I'm telling."
Plein Air Magazine
American Art Collector
American Art Collector
Southwest Art 
Tidewater Times
Shore Monthly
100 Plein-Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, By Gary Pendleton
Salmagundi Club, NYC
Oil Painter's of America
American Impressionist Society
Washington Society of Landscape Painters
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Association 
San Angelo Museum, San Angelo TX
Shannon Hospital, San Angelo TX (Black Jack's Hills)
Cherokee Country Club, Atlanta GA (Here to Pray, Stone Mountain Lake)
US Embassy Colombo Sri Lanka through US Department [...]

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