Fibre Artist – Jill Sullivan, Sechelt, BC
On a rainy morning in April 2015, after breakfast overlooking the harbour with my cousin and her husband, I searched out the studio of Jill Sullivan. Jill lives on the wonderful Sunshine coast of British Columbia.
Jill started quilting before she knew the rules, then when she learned the rules she didn’t want to follow them! Today her work is abstract is style and has layers of colour and luscious texture painted on fabric.
Although her beginnings were in quilting, today her foremost interest is Surface Design using dye, print paste, screen and deconstructed screen printing. One of her inspirations is the work of Kerr Garbowski.
While checking online for links for Jill I find that she participates in the Hackett Park Craft Fair and it seems her work is a favorite with the local press. Lots of coverage for her work!
Jill has Saskatoon, SK roots and she exhibits widely but she really enjoys working and exhibiting on a local level.
She is a member of Quilters Out of Bounds, a group which exhibits at the Gibson Public Art Gallery and Fibreworks Studio & Gallery. She is a former SAQA rep for the area. Jill is a knitter and offers courses in her community and a member of the Sunshine Coast Art Council.