Between April and June 2013, Jill was artist-in-residence at ‘Villa Fontaine’, Antibes, France. This historic villa is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Mediterranean. International artists are invited on behalf of the Antibes Town Council to spend time in this exceptionally beautiful region of the world. In return, the artist donates a work – created during the residency – which is placed in the Antibes Council’s permanent collection.

The works in this exhibition were completed in France and at Jill’s studio in Nicholas Building studio, Melbourne.


The uniqueness of the Japanese urban and natural environment offered compelling stimulus for new concepts to be explored in Jill’s work. With her unwavering fascination with light and atmospheres, Jill has painted a series of alluring night-time urbanscapes depicting scenes ranging from steamy restaurants in Kyoto to the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Contrasting these smaller intimate works, she has also painted large works featuring the mountainous regions of Japan with their serene and timeless beauty.