Jill Daniels a Painter
Jill Daniels – Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Jill has been drawing and painting from an early age. She believes her attraction to painting vast ethereal landscapes in her work harkens back to the influence of growing up within the limitless stretches of rugged wilderness that dominate the Alaskan terrain.
At age eighteen Daniels moved to Southern California to attend art college and begin her formal artistic disciplines. She received a BFA in Fine Art from Pepperdine University and to gain an international perspective on the art scene Jill lived and studied art history in Heidelberg, Germany and painting in Florence, Italy for a two year stint while traveling extensively throughout many other countries. She enhanced her formal art education at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Daniels’ talent as a painter has translated into a highly successful career in illustration with entertainment companies. Her art direction and painting skills have been behind numerous productions for Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, MGM and Universal, where she completed the development and execution of the PBS show, Curious George. She has since returned to Disney where she art directs the animated program Phineas and Ferb and recently won the Primetime Emmy award for painting this year. While enjoying a successful career as a commercial artist, Jill has maintained a love of painting.
“A wise mentor of mine once told me painting is about having something to say. With the Domestic Collection I give voice to my art and my passion – painting.”