Jill Mirza


   

jill@jillmirza.co.uk
01929 423692 | 07930 310542
jillmirza.co.uk



2020 Venue(s):

Open Studio 35


I have spent my life being involved in the making of paintings and drawings both as a practitioner and as a teacher. I studied painting at Camberwell School of Art and at The Royal Academy Schools. More recently, for seventeen years, I was involved in running The Alpha Art Gallery in Swanage with my partner, Nick Harris, also a painter. I have written articles for fine art magazines and was commissioned to produce a book about colour called ‘Mix your own Acrylics’, which was very popular. I have regularly exhibited in London, particularly in Chelsea and Blackheath and in galleries and Art Fairs around the country.
My paintings are a figurative exploration of my immediate surroundings and of images I record when travelling, mostly in countries surrounding the Mediterranean. Responding to the excitement of the visual world, the play of light on buildings, the intensity of shadows, the brash colours of man-made objects and the way figures integrate with their surroundings, I produce paintings in which colour is a major factor. I follow themes and my paintings are grouped according to a particular interest at the time. I usually work in Acrylic but I also produce drawings using watercolour pencils.