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Jill Rae Martin-Golden
Rockford, IL

Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It’s intuitive to me. I see wonder all around me and I want to capture my view on paper or canvas. For many years I did art in my “spare time” but three years ago I left my career to fulfill my lifelong dream of concentrating solely on art daily. I couldn’t be happier. I wake each day and can’t wait to get into my studio.
My garden series arose from my love of gardening. Each year I plant my garden to excess. To me, gardening is so similar to painting. I choose colors and textures to blend together in new and exciting ways. I never quite know exactly how my garden will turn out. Painting my flowers is just a natural extension of combining two things I adore.
Traveling is another inspiration. I love exploring the environment I’m in with its new shapes and color combinations. I see beauty in the ordinary and revel in sharing that vision with others. My art becomes a picture diary of the days of my life.
I love watercolors. While looking for ways to make my painting more vibrant, I came across alcohol inks. I was instantly attracted to their vivid colors. I have been using alcohol inks for about two years now. They are very similar to watercolors but use rubbing alcohol as their medium.
Thank you for your interest in my work. I find art is an ever-growing part of my daily life and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with you.
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