Lady Jill Mueller , a Nevada resident since 1982, is celebrating her 40th year as her chosen profession of an artist. Early schooling in high school and college was all fine arts, with a scholarship attendance at the Laguna Beach (California) Art School . Thereafter she has studied with several other professional artists, among whom were the late Impressionists David Millard and Ted Gorschner. While living and schooling in Laguna Beach she was greatly influenced by transparent watercolorists Rex Brandt and Milford Zornes.
She has been practicing as a professional artist since 1977, and has taught transparent watercolor in the western United States and Scotland. Her first book, An Artistic Date with Nature, was published in 2016. She explains, “ this book is intended for anyone that can hold a pen, to play and let their creative side be explored out in nature, where life moves slower. “
During the 1980′s Lady Jill traveled, painted and exhibited at the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. She was then commissioned by Fred Harvey, Inc., the concessionaire at the time at the south rim, to execute a large painting for their collection. Lady Jill has had numerous museum shows and one-woman shows.
Beginning in 1980 Lady Jill began teaching watercolor and drawing, in her own workshops in California, Nevada and also in Yosemite National Park for six years. After moving to Nevada she also has taught at Western Nevada Community College, Truckee Meadows Community College and for the over two years at the E.L.Cord Museum School of Art in Reno.
Lady Jill’s works are on exhibit November 1st until December 30th. The reception for this event will be held on November 11th 1pm-5pm. Her private collection will be available to view. There will be select original works and prints by Lady Jill available for purchase.