Jill Ehlert received a Diploma of Visual Arts from the Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario and The Victoria College of Art, Victoria, British Columbia. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in British Columbia. She has taught visual art at the Vancouver Island School of Art, private and group classes in her studio, and workshops on Vancouver Island, including the Federation of Canadian Artists. Jill is based in Cobble Hill, BC. Jill’s creative practice focuses on the creation of experimental works combining mixed media, drawing and collage. Nature, organic forms and cellular structures inspire her work.
I am inspired by “Intertidal Ecosystems” and in my art practice I explore ideas of growth and deterioration, strength and fragility, beauty and the grotesque. I create mixed-media collages based on these concepts, layered with my imagination and perceptions of this foreshore region. I manipulate materials which yield results that echo the shapes and patterns I discover and observe in this marine environment.