Artist
Jill Poyerd Leesburg, Virginia

Jill E Poyerd brings "peaceful, contemplative moments" to life on the canvas. She approaches the canvas with little preparation, instead allowing herself total freedom to create. Both her watercolor and oil painting works depict gorgeous scenes of nature with a style distinctly her own. Something as common as a tree appears soft and ethereal through Jill's painterly style.

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    About The Artist

    Jill E Poyerd brings "peaceful, contemplative moments" to life on the canvas. She approaches the canvas with little preparation, instead allowing herself total freedom to create. Both her watercolor and oil painting works depict gorgeous scenes of nature with a style distinctly her own. Something as common as a tree appears soft and ethereal through Jill's painterly style.

    Artist Statement

    When painting landscapes, I like to focus on a single element in a scene, usually a very mature tree. Older trees have such character. Not in the same way that humans have character, but like humans each tree is unique and some present beautiful characteristics such as gnarled branches, massive trunks, or a unique overall shape. Some look as though they are clinging to life while others show the marks of trauma from the works of nature. As an artist, I want to highlight these features, much like I would try to capture the unique character of a human. It’s telling their story in a single moment.

    In all of my paintings, there’s a balance to my thinking. Certain aspects of the scene may be abstract and minimal while other parts may be quite realistic and detailed. I think this gives my work a very unique look, which is important to me, as I don’t want to “look” like anyone else.

    As for inspiration, nature is my artistic muse: the colors never conflict, the lighting is never “off,” and patterns are almost never predictable. As Michelangelo so aptly put it, ‘Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.”

    Artist Background

    Bloomsburg University
    Bachelor of Arts, 1991

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    Hear What Collectors Say About Jill's Work

    Jill Poyerd 6/9/2017 | 9:15 AM

    Wonderful! I'm so glad you're enjoying the piece, E Tsoupanarias.

    commentsGateway to the Canyons
    E Tsoupanarias purchased this artwork. 6/8/2017 | 2:29 PM

    Beautiful and captures the canyons as if taken from a lens of a camera

    Jill Poyerd 11/14/2016 | 9:12 AM

    I'm so pleased to hear how much you enjoy the painting, M Dawson! I stumbled upon that tree while taking a long walk one afternoon, and was absolutely struck by its beautiful lines and structure. It was a joy to paint.

    commentsAging with Dignity
    M Dawson purchased this artwork. 11/12/2016 | 10:51 PM

    I just received "The Aging with Dignity " painting.It's absolutely beautiful! I have my eye on another one of your paintings--hopefully,will soon be able to buy that one also

    Jill Poyerd 10/5/2016 | 3:14 PM

    One of my watercolor paintings will be part of the prestigious Root to Bloom juried exhibition being held at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, from November 11th through December 9th.

    M Geyer 4/22/2016 | 12:23 PM

    I just received a fantastic painting from Jill Poyerd - "Mountain Range II." I was a bit nervous purchasing a panting online, but this painting met all my expectations. Beautiful and excellent quality. Perfect shipping and receiving in excellent condition. Am very, very happy with my purchase.

    Jill Poyerd 1/5/2015 | 10:02 AM

    Thank you, J Dunster...Very appreciated.

    commentsBend in the Canal
    J Dunster 12/20/2014 | 6:09 PM

    Beautiful work!

    Jill Poyerd 11/10/2014 | 3:07 PM

    Today’s professional-grade paints and papers (which is all I use) are rigorously tested for lightfastness (aka how they resist fading under normal circumstances). A professionally painted watercolor framed with UV-filtering glass or acrylic should last for many generations without deterioration. My Products: Typically, I paint my watercolors on Arches 300lb cold-pressed 100% rag watercolor paper, a paper that’s been in production in France since 1492. This paper is designed to meet gallery and museum longevity requirements. In fact, most professional-grade watercolor papers reflect the same high quality. In addition, I personally make it a point to only select paints that meet the highest lightfast ratings within each brand, meaning the color should remain unchanged for over 200 years. Of course, any work of art or valuable document should be kept out of direct sunlight due to the bleaching power of direct light beams.

    Jill Poyerd 9/5/2014 | 3:03 PM

    Thank you, M. Stanton. Very kind of you...

    M Stanton 9/2/2014 | 8:24 PM

    Just Gorgeous! You have such a gift! A delight to the eye!

    Jill Poyerd 8/20/2014 | 5:37 PM

    Over the weekend, I visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in order to see their special exhibit on Andrew Wyeth - one of my favorite artists. Every time I visit an art museum, it occurs to me that in addition to archaeology and written text, artists have had a prominent role in teaching us about the past. Through historical paintings, we gain insight into prior culture and customs. Little did they know how much their work would impact future generations.

    Jill Poyerd 8/8/2014 | 4:52 PM

    Y Durr, I’m so glad it’s safely in your possession and that you’re pleased with the piece. My husband and I occasionally pass that tree on our evening walks. Whenever we do, I continue to be struck by its size and how it towers over us. What a pleasure it was to paint it. Again, I’m so pleased that you enjoy it.

    Y Durr 8/8/2014 | 12:28 AM

    We just received the painting and it's beautiful as it was pictured online. You're clearly a very skilled artist. Looking forward to getting this framed. Thank you!

    Jill Poyerd 7/17/2014 | 7:01 PM

    Did you know that professional watercolor paintings are extremely archival? Many people don’t realize that today’s professional-grade paints and papers (which is all I use) are rigorously tested for lightfastness (aka how they resist fading under normal circumstances). A professionally painted watercolor framed with UV-filtering glass or acrylic should last for many generations without deterioration. My Products: Typically, I paint my watercolors on Arches 300lb cold-pressed 100% rag watercolor paper, a paper that’s been in production in France since 1492. This paper is designed to meet gallery and museum longevity requirements. In fact, most professional-grade watercolor papers reflect the same high quality. In addition, I personally make it a point to only select paints that meet the highest lightfast ratings within each brand, meaning the color should remain unchanged for over 200 years. Of course, any work of art or valuable document should be kept out of direct sunlight due to the bleaching power of direct light beams.

    Jill Poyerd 7/11/2014 | 7:26 PM

    SummerGirl, your message is a nice way to start things off for me on UGallery - thank you!

    summergirl 7/10/2014 | 6:04 PM

    I'm very impressed with this artist's work. Will follow her and hope to purchase one of her paintings in the near future.

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