Jillian was born in South Africa and moved to the UK in 1992. She currently lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and three young daughters.
She studied in London and qualified as an operating theatre nurse and later diversified her studies, gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing.
Surrounded by a very artistic family, Jillian initially delved into the art world sketching portraits and fine facial images in graphite pencil and charcoal.
She quickly developed an interest in painting, however, being a frequent visitor to art galleries and soon found the mediums that she was drawn to using. Jillian paints with acrylics but often adds texture to her paintings using a variety of mediums and loves to add a bit of sparkle to all her work! Jillian also developed a love for resin when finishing her work, finding that it brought the paints and pigments to life and left her vibrant paintings with a shiny, glossy finish. She now also paints abstract images using paints and pigments directly into the resin.