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Artist Jill Peckelun


An example of fine art by Jill Peckelun

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The Artist Says:


Art is the subconscious made conscious, the breath of the familiar into a new vision, the awakening of all senses. 

I enjoy the importance of surface textures in paint from either brush work or palette knife.  And I enjoy patterns of clean color, sometimes subtle, sometimes, bold. 

Most of all I enjoy the mystery of paintings.  Frederic Remington suggested that it was best to leave most of the work of a piece off canvas.  I agree- I like to leave the viewers with only the breath of a work so that they can build the form around it.




Collectors Say:


"You are a colorist with a distinctive style that sets you apart."
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"Its almost as if you were channeling [Pennsylvania Impressionist painter] John Folinsbee's work.  The dark and light values and gesture of the piece remind me of Folinsbee and Cook."




Dealers Say:


"The work has that difficult to achieve appearance of spontaneity.  Lively brushwork, thick paint."

"The paintings draw you in from across the room."




Other Artists Say:


"As usual for you, your paintings are characterized by strong composition and brilliant color."




Biography


Jill Peckelun is a plein air painter who is, as Wayne Art Center’s Plein Air Jurist Sara Linda Poly says, “a colorist with a distinctive style that sets her apart.”


 
Jill Peckelun grew up on a farm in Lebanon County, PA. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Albright College, Reading and moved to Allentown where she studied drawing and painting at local art schools. She took private classes in painting with John N. Booth for over eight years while employed by the City of Allentown. In 1999, Jill began painting full time and continues to do so in Hershey, PA.
 

Jill Peckelun has won numerous awards in juried fine art exhibitions on a regional and national basis and was awarded signature member status in the International Society of Acrylic Painters in 2004.  (Ironically, she now paints almost exclusively in oil.)   She’s also won top awards in several plein air events including Kutztown Alfresco! Plein Air Festival, the Wayne Art Center’s Plein Air Festival, Paint Annapolis, and Camp Hill's Plein Air event.  


 
One dealer describes Jill Peckelun’s work as follows: “The work has that difficult to achieve appearance of spontaneity. Lively brushwork, thick paint.”
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