Jill Mirza: My Biog
I have spent most of my life being involved in the making of paintings. I studied painting at The Royal Academy Schools. For sixteen years, I was involved in running an Art Gallery in Swanage with my partner. I have written articles for fine art magazines and was commissioned to produce a book about colour called ‘Mix your own Acrylics’. I have exhibited in London, and in galleries and Art Fairs around the country.
I was trained in a very traditional ethos, taught to observe carefully and to respond to the wonder of visual subtleties. That training has stayed with me always, I am compelled to look intently and record what I see. There is also, inevitably, a narrative concern and a wish to make observations about how humanity relates to the world. My paintings are often an exploration of my immediate surroundings and of images I record when travelling.