Thursday, November 24, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Jill Berry

I'd like to introduce you to the artist Jill Berry
Jill Berry

Jill is a graphic designer, book artist, and painter. I love book artists. I love her work with lettering and maps especially.

Recently I got so excited by her GeoPapers Tutorial during the ARTSPARK winter tutorials blog hop that I had to rush off that night and start a new work based on her idea. You'll see more of that later, I'm sure.

I love the color in her work, the boldness, the lines that lead the eye on such a pleasant journey.
Jill Berry
I love that she takes one work and transforms it into something even richer and more interesting.
It's an idea that has me intrigued - and looking at my own work in a different way.
Art Book by Jill Berry
If it it seems like I'm neglecting the quilt artists, don't worry. I want to expose you the the people whose work inspires me. Quilters NEED to look outside of the textile arts for inspiration. There is such a wide world out there to learn from.

I'll be reviewing Jill's new book, Personal Geographies, on December 7th.

At each of these stops on the blog hop you'll have the opportunity to win your own copy so make sure to stop by each one!

Friday, Nov 25 Aimee Myers Dolich
Mon Nov 28 Carla Sonheim
Tues Nov 29 Diana Trout
Weds Nov 30 Gloria Hansen
Thurs Dec 1 Gwen Diehn
Friday Dec 2 Jane LaFazio 

Mon Dec 5 Judy Wise
Tues Dec 6 Lisa Engelbrecht
Weds Dec 7 Lyric Kinard
Thurs Dec 8 Orly Avineri 
Friday Dec 9 Tracie Lyn Huskamp