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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

Current exhibition

5 October 2018 - 5 February 2019

Sisters exhibition with Beth McCubbin. Selected paintings at Mississippi Mills Municipal Offices Gallery and then at Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch, Corridor Gallery

Most recently past exhibitions

26 April 2015 to Summer 2016

Selected paintings at Palms coffee shop, 78 Mill Street, Almonte ON

12 August 2014 to 30 November 2014

Long gone moves to Palms coffee shop, 78 Mill Street, Almonte ON, as part of Bobbins, the pop-up gift shop of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum



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 MillstoneMississippi Mills bicycle month chooses signature artwork (June 2012)

theHumm  –   Arts, Entertainment & Ideas,  Jill McCubbin – Archivist of Emotions (May 2004)