Inspired by rural customs – contemporary and older – local stories and those from elsewhere as well as the industry of the Ottawa Valley textile mills in the last century, Jill's work is colourful, lively and may incorporate a surprising anecdote.
Artist's statement: My work is animated by informal subjects and common practices, but offers imaginative twists for the observer to consider. I believe even the most seemingly simple ideas are not. They can be inspiring, they can be whimsical or demanding. Uncomplicated images encourage a myriad of stories.
Jill sold her first painting, Gertrude's Chair, to Juan Geuer, international scientist/artist (1917-2009), wonderful citizen and good friend. Click here for Jill’s artist CV & past shows.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful – Mae West
2 March 2019 - ongoing TBA
Five paintings on view at 8008 Lingerie, in the Heritage Mall at 14 Mill Street, in beautiful Almonte ON.
Most recently past exhibitions
5 October 2018 - 5 February 2019
Sisters exhibition with Beth McCubbin. Selected paintings (paper doll outfits!) at Mississippi Mills Municipal Offices Gallery and then at Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch, Corridor Gallery
26 April 2015 to Summer 2016
Selected paintings at Palms coffee shop, 78 Mill Street, Almonte ON
12 August 2014 to 30 November 2014
theHumm June 2014 – Arts, Entertainment & Ideas – Long Gone: A Day in the Life from 1924 (page 16)
The Millstone – Long gone: Summer art show at Fairview Manor (May 29, 2014)
The Ottawa Citizen, Art exhibits: from Oct. 24 to 31 (Oct. 26, 2013) and an image of my painting, Venus de Milo II, is among the photos that accompany this article
The Millstone – a community newspaper for the Mississippi Mills area, Jill McCubbin at the Chambers Gallery – October 16 to November 12, 2013 (Oct. 18, 2013)
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum newsletter (Summer 2013) page 1 and page 4
Quilters Cupboard Uxbridge took a road trip (44 women in a bus!) to Kanata & Almonte and stopped in to see my exhibit (August 2, 2013). They posted great photos of the show. Thanks ladies! pic 1 pic 2 pic 3
Ruralist, Try a Day in Almonte (July 31, 2013) Ruralist is a beautifully designed and fun to read blog. I'm so pleased Erin and Sarah included my MVTM exhibit in this Almonte write-up!
Almonte / Carleton Place EMC, New MVTM Exhibit Features Art, Artifacts, "Yarns" (June 6, 2013)
The Millstone, Itchy combinations exhibition by artist Jill McCubbin at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (May 31, 2013)
The Millstone, Mississippi Mills bicycle month chooses signature artwork (June 2012)
theHumm – Arts, Entertainment & Ideas, Jill McCubbin – Archivist of Emotions (May 2004)