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Jill Hodge

Jill Hodge is a Fine Art Printmaker was an active member of Edinburgh Printmakers, creating numerous prints and commissions prior to a five year period in the Middle East. She was one of the founding members of the first Fine Art schools in the Gulf Peninsular - where she was Head of the Printmaking Department at the University of Sharjah.

Jill's work expresses the sense of awe that she feels from her experience of, and immersion in, the landscape. Her main motivation is the awe-inspiring strength and resilience of the landscape and how it contrasts with the ephemeral, her paintings and prints are distillation of these experiences. In the stratified planes of her landscape prints, she develops through the intaglio process a personal vocabulary of marks and gestures bound by suspended horizontal lines. Both in her prints and her paintings, Jill uses layers and colours to evince time, change and decay. In her images, she emphasises the transience of atmosphere and explores how it affects light and colour.