Jill Ashforth is a Scottish artist based in Edinburgh. Her influences include abstract expressionist Jon Schueler, Richard Diebenkorn and Mark Rothko. Her landscapes are often begun in situ and completed back at her studio. There is a meditative feel to much of her work and Jill evokes this ethereal nature in the many forms her art work takes.
Her most recent exhibitions have included portraits, still lifes, collaged poetry, photography and abstract paintings.
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Extracts from Jill's poetry can be viewed on the Writeoutloud website link below.
Take a look at some art videos by the artist which combine poetry, photographs and moving images.
Many of Jill's films have been moved to her Jill Ashforth channel at YouTube. Check out the Link button to view them.
Jill's video The Fear of Emptiness is featuring in an exhibition at the University of Edinburgh called Discourse 2017. It opens on August 29 and runs until September 15, 10am - 4.30pm, Thomson's Land Art Studios and Walkways just off the Royal Mile.
Her next exhibition will be showing at the Dundas Gallery, Edinburgh, July 26-29, 2018. This will feature new paintings and video poems and will include a performance of her poetry.