Jill Basham  

"I am passionate about my art and aim to paint every day. There is always room for growth and learning. I'm not afraid to fail, as failure is a means to success. I most love painting landscapes and am particularly intrigued by how light creates mood. The landscape can be anything that catches my attention: country, city or ocean/water scenes. My goal is to try and get the emotion of the scene across to the viewer by matching the mood of the scene with my brushwork, color palette and value/temperature range. I enjoy painting outside, often times in a large format, but also love painting in the studio, where I have more time for reflection and can produce larger works. I will forever be learning and in turn, growing."


Basham, is an award-winning artist. Honors include 3rd place in Plein Air Easton (2012);"Best Landscape" for National Oil and Acrylic Painters Association (2014); The Salmagundi Club's Thumb Box Exhibition Award Winner (2014), as well as other honors and awards. Artwork hangs internationally, including the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, through the US State Department's "Art in Embassies" Program. Articles and biographies about Basham's work include "American Art Collector" and the book "100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic", by Gary Pendleton.

Basham's work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine's "Why This Works", an analysis of what makes a particular painting successful. Basham was juried into The Salmagundi Club, NYC as an Artist Member in 2012. Other memberships include: The American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, The Working Artist's Forum and The Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.


Plein Air Easton:


Awards: Third Place, 2012

Best Painting by a Maryland Artist, 2015

Small Painting Sunday - Honorable Mention


Approach From the West, oil 20x16 $3200
Chesapeake Minute, oil 16x20 $3200
Rolling Along, oil $3300 12x24
Fresh Snow, oil 9x12 $1200
Rise, oil 30x24 $5300
Sailing in the Clouds, oil 24x30 $4300 Sold
Trusty, oil  30x30 $5800
Fertile Soil, oil 20x16 $3200
Radiate, oil $1400 12x12
Fertile Ground, oil $3200 16x20
Friday's Chesapeake, oil 48x60 $14,000
Summer Sail,oil  $1400 12x12
Warm Day, Chesapeake, oil $1400 12x12
Water to Sky, oil 24x30 $4300
Autumn Quiet, oil 16x20 $2800
Full Bloom-Basham, oil 10x10 $1000
Early Summer Tress, oil 10x10$1100
Windward on the Bay, oil $3300 12x24