Jill Rumley

Working in Rick Stoner’s studio above the Firehouse in Longmont, Colorado

 

My artistic background began with photography at a very young age. I received my first camera at the age of 13. Throughout the years, I have enjoyed photography and when digital cameras came out in the late 1990’s I was an early adopter of this technology.

Through digital photography, I studied web and graphic design. I have been making websites for non-profits and friends since 1998.

In 2015, I decided to take up oil painting. I started with a few lessons through the Longmont Community Center and is now studying under Rick Stoner. Both my mother & grandmother were oil painters who started in mid-life; I seem to be following this tradition!

My work represents the close bond that humans share with our furry companions. With influences such as Van Gogh and Henri Matisse, my work is both bold and direct. With intense color combinations that push the bounds of reality by embracing high contrast tones into everyday life. Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by color and composition.. I portray everyday life; from strolling in a downtown city to the happy face that greets you when you open the door to your home.

I am a board member of the Longmont Artist’s Guild. I am also an active member of Boulder County Arts Alliance, Arts Longmont, Firehouse Arts Center and the Left Hand Artists Group.