Jill Targer

"Ah, Western Wines!" -- Dyed silk on canvas by Jill Targer

My home and studio are located in a remote mountain canyon in Santa Barbara County, among oaks, vineyards and fields. The beauty that surrounds me daily inspires my work.

I love the simplicity of ďjust add waterĒ as the basis of both watercolor and silk painting. Perhaps I see things a bit differently because Iím left-handed? When I create a painting, I express my idea, then let the color do most of the work and invite your imagination to finish it.

Iím grateful for the gift of art, and delighted that so many people tell me that being around my work brings them joy. I donít expect to change the world through deep philosophical passion, but I do hope to improve it one smile at a time.

Gallery Los Olivos