Jill Slagboom was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She majored in Art when in High School and continued her studies in the commercial art and graphic design field in Vancouver and Toronto. Jill was influenced by, and has studied with, such well-known artists as Herb Siebner, Kay Ratcliffe, Nancy O’Toole, and Bill West.
Jill’s work is unique in that she has developed a three-dimensional approach using a combination of painting and monotype to achieve realistic beach scenes and landscape effects. Using both, acrylic painting and Additive Mono-printing techniques, Jill creates realism and depth into her works.
Jill has worked in oils and acrylics for the past 35 years, and has taught both mediums in private classes, and for several years at Island Blue Print, Saanich Commonwealth Place, and at her own studio. At present, she is concentrating exclusively on producing her own works.
Jill’s artwork is in many private collections throughout the lower mainland of British Columbia, in the Federal Government collection at the Bedford Institute of Ocean Sciences, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and in Ottawa. Several works have been purchased by collectors in the USA, England, and Europe. Jill has entered her artwork in numerous exhibitions, and has received many awards for her work.
Since 1980, Jill has guest lectured at all Greater Victoria and Gulf Islands art clubs, and continues to receive many requests for repeat demonstrations and lectures. She has been the “guest artist” at many local art events such as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s “Art in Bloom”, the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, and at Government House. In 1990, she was the invited “artist in residence” on the S.S. Universe on a 2- week Alaskan Cruise. She has donated many of her works for benefit events and to the CNIB, Ducks Unlimited and other fund raising organizations.