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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

July 12 – 14, 2024.

Jill Hobson

Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 132

Jill is a New Zealand-Canadian full-time artist based in Toronto. She paints for exhibitions, commissions, and the sheer pleasure of it. Her formal art training was in New Zealand and subsequently, she has enjoyed diverse teaching roles and residencies. Her paintings are held in international private, corporate, and public collections.

Jill's paintings explore human relationships in search of what holds us together. She likes to think of people as vessels of connection. She shares experienced moments and sensations, where connections range from hopeful and inclusive to fractured or completely missed. Abstracted figures become a metaphor for the wider human condition. Breaking down boundaries allows permeable figures to merge with each other and their environment. Experimental and intuitive, she paints in layers of mixed water media and oil, using processes like share and equalize. Jill employs imagination, colour relationships and symbolic elements as a means to transcend time and space and to connect with her roots, her here-and-now experiences and, most importantly, the viewer.

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