Jill Leir Salter

Jill Leir Salter
Siamese Slumber
(landscape on reverse) 
Conte and watercolour
 9.5" x 15"
Value: $450
Donated by the Artist

 

Jill Leir Salter
Animal art 2, Siamese slumber
(landscape on reserve)
Conte and watercolour,
16½" x13¼"
Value: $450
Donated by the Artist

 

Jill's love of nature and landscape painting is obsessive-compulsive. It often starts with a sudden visual impact then develops into a strong emotion that demands a challenge. The challenge is then life and food for the imagination. She prefers watercolors because they are spontaneous and unpredictable. Born and raised in Penticton, BC, one of eleven children, she ran free and close to a natural environment. Her large stone family home, now Leir House Cultural Centre, was surrounded by ten acres of pine trees and bunch grass. Drawing and painting were part of childhood. Jill has lived in other parts of Canada and the U.K. where she always took advantage of any formal art instruction. This included two semesters in Fine Arts at Okanagan College. Her paintings are highly sought after and can be found in public and private collections across the globe. Locally you can find Jill’s work at the Tumbleweed gallery.

www.tumbleweedgallery.ca