Jill Basham’s work is typically quiet, often with muted colors and purposefully simple design. She is dedicated to conveying the light, atmosphere, and “feeling” of the landscapes she paints, whether natural or manmade, and hopes to evoke an emotional reaction. Basham paints in her Maryland studio near the Chesapeake Bay, as well as outdoors, in locations both far and near. She is comfortable allowing each painting and its subject to lead her on an exploratory, experimental journey, as this approach often yields the most unexpected and visually exciting results.
“Jill Basham’s sense of color, composition and ability to minimize, hone in on what is essential, really sets her apart. Great eye, great execution. Love all that she does. Jill is an incredible visionary.” ~Dan Volenec, cover artist of Fine Art Connoisseur, May 2016, “Three to Watch”