Jillian Goldberg was born and raised in South Africa. She received a BA in Art Education from the University of Cape Town. After immigrating with her family to North Carolina she founded a summer camp and after school program for gifted children in 1985, serving thousands of young people from all over the Southeastern US. She also continued to teach art for forty years, opening seven children’s art schools under license in Charlotte and the Triangle.
Since retiring in 2005, she has enjoyed painting in acrylics, exploring saturated colors and creative surface textures. Her work is inspired by memories of her homeland; she combines abstraction with imagery and text and continues to explore new ways to make paint sing. Jillian is excited to share the featured artist gallery in October, at Village Art Circle, with colleagues and fellow abstract painters, Susan LaMantia and Constance Pappalardo. The show is titled, Komorebi, and includes four large canvases by each artist.
She is represented by the Village Art Circle gallery in Cary and at Roundabout Art Cooperative in Raleigh. Jillian enjoys writing and has published several books, including a biographical essay about Benjamin Forrest Williams, the first curator of the North Carolina Museum of Art, available from Amazon. Her work can be seen at www.jillzart.com
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