Photograph of Artist JILL ZYLKE
JILL ZYLKE
Chicago, Illinois - United States



Original Artworks (5)

Jill Zylke; EdgewaterBeach, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 10 x 8 inches.
Jill Zylke
Original Oil Painting, 2008
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Jill Zylke; StMaryoftheAngels, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 9 x 12 inches.
Jill Zylke
Original Oil Painting, 2008
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Jill Zylke; Monk With Prayer Beads, China, 2006, Original Watercolor, 14 x 21 inches.
Jill Zylke
Original Watercolor, 2006
14 x 21 inches (35.6 x 53.3 cm)
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Jill Zylke; Monk Before Red, China, 2006, Original Watercolor, 14 x 15 inches.
Jill Zylke
Original Watercolor, 2006
14 x 15 inches (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
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Jill Zylke; Corrina, 2007, Original Watercolor, 9 x 11 inches.
Jill Zylke
Original Watercolor, 2007
9 x 11 inches (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

My landscapes consist of scenes from my national and international travels. Some were painted on location and some were derived from photographs I took specifically to be used for paintings. They tend toward an impressionistic style. Through them I chronicle the intensity of that moment during which they are captured: the passage of light and atmosphere; the place where I stood painting and quiet while surrounded by the movement of people, breezes through the trees and clouds passing the sun; the rise and fall of the day's heat; the feelings evoked during a rarified time, in a place where I am confronted by vistas or people that are far different from my everyday experience.

My portraits of dancers and musicians reflect my ongoing interest in flamenco and is a result of my contemplation of the differences between the ephemerality of music and the concreteness of art. Being a visual person, I find musical people, especially dancers, fascinating. Their ability to take something that is as invisible as a sound and translate it into movement is an endless source of interest for me.

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