Jill Hartley was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado to visual artist parents. Her early upbringing was centered around art-making and art appreciation.
Jill attended college in Colorado and Wyoming and now paints in her studio on her family property south of Rock Springs in southwest Wyoming. The remote location affords her the inspiration, solitude and peace to paint.
Hartley is known for her luminous, colorful landscapes that depict the glow of natural light. After painting in watercolor and acrylic, she moved to oil painting and developed her painting knife technique which involves a thick application of paint and contrasting textures with varied edge handling. Hartley is known for her luminous, colorful landscapes that depict the glow of natural light.
Jill’s work has been accepted and awarded in numerous national and regional exhibitions and has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, PleinAir Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Her work was also included in PAINTERS OF GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK by Donna L. Poulton and James L. Poulton (2015)