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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.


Jill Ashforth - visual artist

One to One tuition with an international artist.

Enjoy one to one tuition with an experienced teacher and artist in her own studio.  Your lessons will be designed to  meet your indiviidual requirements and can include sketching at some of Edinburgh's beauty spots.




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More poetry by the artist...

Extracts from Jill's poetry can be viewed on the Writeoutloud website link below.

Video art by Jill Ashforth...

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.

  A personal statement from the artist




Jill's 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.

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Over the past couple of years I have used my art, and in particular my video poems, to express a complicated self portrait. After years of feeling unsupported and undermined, I felt powerless and without a voice.  My art gave me a voice and I felt heard. I have hidden my blog on my website rather than deleted it because I want to preserve it for myself. I have made some of my video poems private as well. What remains will tell its own story.  Thank you to those of you who have visited my website and shown an interest in my work. I have connected with tens of thousands of people over the past couple of years through my website. I am grateful to have been heard. It has been a healing process and I feel it is time to move on. Another chapter of my life has begun.