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    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


Green Velvet, 36x48 oil on linen  $8500
Meandering, oil 20x24 $4300
A Solitary Eve, oil 20x24 $4300
The Gift, oil 30x30 $6200
Waiting on the Wind, oil 18x24 $4200
In the Lead, oil 16x20 $3200
Dark Sky, oil 9x12 $1200
Tuesday's Bay, oil 24x36 $7200
Floating, oil 20x20 $4300
Quiet Retreat, oil 10x20 $2200
The Bouquet, oil 14x11
Cast, oil 16x 20 $3200
The Landing, oil 16x20 $3200
Fertile Ground, oil 16x20 $3200
Summer Sail,oil  $1400 12x12
Warm Day, Chesapeake, oil $1400 12x12
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