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Jill Bennett

Jill Bennett
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My work focuses on rust, distress and the dilapidated, finding joy in layers of peeling paint and the crumbling stonework of traditional structures. Over time the new has become old and become new once more, but in a different form. These colours, textures and patterns form the central theme of my work, in paint and print, with stone lithography the principal medium employed. Through this medium in particular I am able to build up layers of semi transparent colour and texture, to suggest the changes which have occurred, reflecting on times past, accepting the present and creating the new.

Current work also incorporates elements of landscape and still life in various disciplines.
Graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Drawing and Painting
Professional Member of Visual Arts Scotland and recent Member of Council
Member of Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop
Member of Centre de Gravure, Céret, France
Member of Council of Society of Scottish Artists from 2015

Recent Exhibitons
2014 Christmas Exhibition, La Grange and Mediatheque, Céret, France
2014 “The Stone and the Dove”, “Habitart”, Tinos, Greece. Solo exhibition
2013 Christmas Exchange “Rencontres”, Centre de Gravure, Céret France / Gloucester Printmaking Co-operative, Stroud, at the Mediatheque, Céret,France
2013 Estampadura, Casern Neil,Toulouse, France, jointly with Centre de Gravure, Céret
2013 Gracefield Art Gallery, Dumfries. V. A. S. Profes
2013 Cadaques Mini Print international, Cadaques, Spain 2012 Polish Print Exchange, Wroclaw, selected work SSA
2010 Cadaques Miniprint International, Spain.
2009 “Stone Sea Olive” solo exhibition, lithographs and paintings, The Old Custom House, Loggos, Paxos, Greece
2009 Gracefield Art Galley, Dumfries – Professional Members VAS
2007 Wrexham International Print, Wrexham Art Centre, North Wales
2007 Glasgow Print Studio, selected Summer Show
2006 “Peristerionas, Dovecotes of the Cycladic Islands ”, The Hellenic Centre, London. Solo exhibition.
2004 Cycladic Pigeon Houses, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, solo exhibition
2003 “Interactions” Collaborative Print Folio of 12 selected printmakers, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery