Jill Baker is an award-winning oil painter who teaches on the university level. She travels the world to paint and study under the masters in order to perfect stylistic techniques in her figure paintings and landscapes. She is also known for her Oil-and-Collage surrealism.
She has most recently traveled to France, in 2014, to paint in Arles, the last home of Van Gogh, and returned with oils and watercolors, which can be seen on her website, www.JillBaker.com. She watched other artists paint and studied masters in the museums and exhibitions while traveling to Europe and the Mediterranean three times during the last 3 years. "But, no matter how much one works at learning others' techniques, it is best to develop one's own style," she believes.
She has attended the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute while living in her loft in SoHo. She is a member and officer in several prestigious art organizations, and has received awards, fellowships and grants.
She has exhibited her post-impressionistic oils in the major capitols of Europe, U.S. and Far East. Among her numerous exhibitions are shows at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, at Goethe Haus in New York City, at the Parthenon in Nashville and at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy. Her work was also in the "American Artists" Exhibition in Paris at Palais de Congres.
Baker currently has a private studio and exhibits throughout the U.S.