Manylion a Disgrifiad y Llyfr | Book Details & Description
- ISBN: 9781845242053
- Jill Young
- Publication November 2015
- Format: paperback, 210x210mm, 144 pages
After spending many years as a farmer's wife and mother in Gloucestershire, Jill Young moved to west Wales, where, like Graham Sutherland before her, she felt a strong affinity with the Pembrokeshire landscape. This inspired her to carry out a remarkable painting project, resulting in this collection of powerful naturalistic paintings.
Jill Young, 1928-2012, was an accomplished painter and sculptor trained at Wimbledon Art School in 1940s. Her style was traditional and figurative with a strong empathy for her subjects of flowers, landscape and religious paintings; rural life is a predominant interest in her work. She was an inspirational and perceptive teacher and taught for several years following completion of her Art Teacher's Diploma (ATD), London University. She attained a prodigious quantity of work during her career, culminating in the Pembrokeshire Standing Stones project in the 1980s. In retirement, her facility for mural painting and trompe l'oeil were realized in the work undertaken on her historic home: Bryn-y-môr House, Cardigan, where both conservation skills and an acknowledges talent for garden design were added to her achievements.