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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

TOAF will take place July 12 – 14, 2024.

Jill Hobson

Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 135

I like to think of people as vessels of connection. Paintings focus on genuine, supportive relationships and the goodwill that holds people together. I combine real experienced moments and sensations with the imaginary, reframing life's journey to be hopeful and inclusive. Figures become a metaphor for the wider human condition. Boundaries are reduced, and permeable figures merge with each other and, at times, their distinct environment. Colour relationships parallel my theme, and horizontal marks suggest flux, growth, and expansion. Intuitive experimental painting empowers me to share the wonder and symbolically bridge time and distance to feel connected to my roots.

Jill is a New Zealand-Canadian artist in Toronto, painting for exhibitions and commissions. She has many paintings in international private, corporate and public collections and has enjoyed diverse teaching roles and residencies.

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