“When I step into my studio, I step into possibility. I feel a freedom and excitement to explore my materials, thoughts, ideas, and emotions and connect with what is
most true for me. I want the viewer to share my creative journey — often a quest to make peace with the chaos and complexity of being human — and feel a sense of resolution, even if the resolution is momentary.”
Jill Hellman is a mixed-media artist, psychotherapist, dancer, mother and breast cancer survivor based in the New York City metropolitan area. Her paintings are unique, com- plex and deeply layered, yet also whimsical and playful, celebrating the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
Using acrylic and house paint, oil sticks, gesso, graphite, charcoal, and a variety of newspapers, old documents and other raw materials that engage her, she creates by building multiple layers of paint and collage. She adds richness with extensive mark making and sanding and scraping with a variety of tools.
Each painting is a journey in itself, evolving through many phases of exploration and discovery in a search for truth, possibility and hope.
Jill’s work has been shown and collected throughout the United States and internation- ally.