Jill has strong connections with surfing and has spent many hours observing the ocean. She has been totally in awe of the ocean’s beauty and, in her paintings, she strives to capture its constantly changing moods: tranquil one minute, black and stormy the next; the sunlight shimmering through a wave just before it breaks; the power of a huge wind-blown breaker thundering towards the beach. While viewing her images, one can almost hear the roar of the ocean and expect to feel the rumble and spray of the huge waves as they crash to the shore. Jill has also explored the colours of the inland areas. Its textures and amazing glowing colours of the Red Centre contrast dramatically with those of the ocean.