Jill Brabant was born and raised in Endicott, New York and early on, she always had a love for art. As a child, she would drive the other
neighborhood kids nuts by answering their question of 'What shall we do today? with the same reply, Let's draw!'
Her joy for art as a child has turned into her passion as an adult. 'Oil painting brings me such joy and is an expression of who I am. The color of light, the smile of a child, and the beauty of nature are a constant source of inspiration for me. I enjoy the richness and viscosity of the paint--the variations of textures achieved from thick impasto applied with a palette knife to thin delicate layers of color. I am a representational painter who prefers the alla prima method of classical painting.'
As you look into the heart of each of Jill's paintings, you will began to sense her desire that the viewer find a bit of happiness, beauty and a sense of God's hope for all things.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2008 Shirl Smithson Scholarship recipient, Oil Painters of America
You can view more of her artwork at www.JBrabantfineart.com.