Ever since I can remember, I have always loved to draw. I still have my first "piece of art work" - a pencil drawing from Miss Volie's art class in the fourth grade. My interest of creativity spans from photography, sewing, painting and ceramics to the challenge of building anything. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, my family settled down in Greenville, SC where I graduated from high school. I was part of the first graduating class of the Greenville Fine Arts Center. Upon graduation from the University of South Carolina, I went to work as an illustrator for Fluor Corporation. Then, my husband and I raised four children in a lot of wonderful places from the California coast to the Maryland coast, until once again settling in Greenville in 2002.
In January of 2017, with tremendous encouragement from family and friends and a fulltime empty nester, I decided to begin my business in art and real estate photography, thus the name, Jill’s Art and Photo.
I want to visually represent a seller’s home or special memory in a way it can be cherished for many years.
In photography, I work with the realtor and the seller to prepare the home to be seen in it's best light. I strive to capture the essence of the home and give the prospective buyer the ability to visualize a life there. My goal is to be an integral partner to the realtor, enabling a quicker sale of the home.
In art, my passion is to create a lasting memory for my customers, whether it be a local landmark, a beloved pet or a first home.
Every day is a new adventure in creativity and gives me the opportunity to do what I love.