Biography

2004-Apr-26 Jilly Watson at Musee Picasso, Paris

Jilly has a passion for hiking in the West-Coast rainforests, and this love of the outdoors is reflected in her paintings. Jilly has been interested in drawing and painting since a child but has only been seriously painting since her retirement from teaching in 2000, and her move to Bowen Island.

In the summertime Jilly likes to paint plein air in our wonderful B.C. Landscape. At other times she paints from photographs in her studio. In the last fifteen years, Jilly has exhibited in the Bowen Island Art Gallery, North Shore Unitarian Church, Harmony Arts, Lonsdale Quay Brushstroke Gallery, City Scapes, and the West Vancouver Memorial Library. She is currently an exhibitor in the "32 Books Art Gallery" in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, and  an associate artist member of the "Catching Stars Gallery " on Bowen Island

"I paint to express the wonder that I feel living in our west coast environment.  I like nothing better than painting plein air and I paint with bright colours to celebrate the joy I feel when painting".

FCA Badge

Jilly Watson is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.