Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art

Jill Segal


“For me, painting is a passion, an expression of the joy of life. My acrylic and mixed media paintings express my fascination with the natural beauty of the world around me. They are celebrations of all aspects of life, reflecting the inherent energy in and around us, and the interconnectedness of all things. My style is bold, colourful and expressionistic. I love using collage and other interesting textures, to capture the essence of my subject matter.

I love to travel and have journeyed to many of the sacred sites of the world. These include awe-inspiring places, often designated as "Pilgrimage Sites" where I and others have experienced a feeling of transcendence and harmony with the Cosmos. Many of these sacred sites have intriguing portals and passageways, symbolic of life's cycles and transitions. I have been greatly inspired by the mystical and spiritual energy experienced in these places, also by the ancient carvings and petroglyphs found there. This inspiration is often reflected in my abstract paintings.

My art, like my life, is not about the destination. It is about the process and the journey.”

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Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Jill Segal at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 1976. I received a B.A. degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy, from the University of the Witwatersrand, in 1974. I have been drawing and painting since childhood and have studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and the Haliburton School of Fine Arts. I have also taken numerous workshops with many prominent artists, including: Margaret Roseman, Lila Lewis Irving, Brian Atyeo, Gerald Brommer, Mary Todd Beam, Robert Burridge. I am an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and signature member of the Toronto Watercolour Association.

I presently teach classes in acrylic painting and collage from my studio in Thornhill, Ontario. I also conduct classes, workshops and demonstrations for art groups and educational institutions across Ontario and internationally. I am on the Faculty of The Haliburton School of the Arts Summer College, and the Naples Art Association. I love to facilitate workshops on spirituality and creativity, and enjoy taking groups of artists on travel adventures to Peru.

I am a kripalu Yoga Teacher and offer workshops combining yoga and painting.

Naples Art Association 2012: Award of Excellence
Toronto Watercolour Society Fall Show 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2009: Award of Merit
Toronto Watercolour Society Spring Show 2001: Best In Show
Markham Group Of Artists 2000: Honourable Mention
Toronto Watercolour Society 1995, 1998: Honourable Mention, Abstract
Toronto Watercolour Society Fall Show 1997: Best Floral
Toronto Watercolour Society Spring Show 1996, 1997: Best Floral
Willowdale Group Of Artists 1995: Best Abstract
Toronto Watercolour Society, 10th Anniversary Juried Exhibition 1994: Best Floral
Toronto Watercolour Society Fall Show 1993: Best Floral
Annual Cabbage Town Invitational Watercolour Exhibition 1992: Honourable Mention
Town Of Aurora, Annual Juried Show 1990: First Prize
Newmarket Intercultural Exhibit 1990: Honourable Mention
Annual Cabbage Town Invitational Watercolour Exhibition 1988: First Prize

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