Jill Basham’s work is typically quiet, often with muted colors and purposefully simple design. She is dedicated to conveying the light, atmosphere, and “feeling” of the landscapes she paints, whether natural or manmade, and hopes to evoke an emotional reaction. Basham paints in her Maryland studio near the Chesapeake Bay, as well as outdoors, in locations both far and near. She is comfortable allowing each painting and its subject to lead her on an exploratory, experimental journey, as this approach often yields the most unexpected and visually exciting results.
Having earned numerous awards and honors over the years, Basham’s recent accomplishments include “Best of Show” in the most recent Plein Air Easton; “Best of Show” for her work at the Door County Plein Air Invitational by C.W. Mundy, master artist; and the “Judges Award” at Olmsted Plein Air for two different works by both Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine; and Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine.
Jill Basham has had her work featured many publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Magazine and American Art Collector.
Basham’s work is in corporate, private and museum collections, and has hung in the US Embassy, Sri Lanka through the US Department of State. She is a member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS), the Oil Painters of America (OPA), as well as an artist-member of the historic art institutions; The Salmagundi Club in New York City and The Washington Society of Landscape Painters in Washington, D.C.
A talented artist playing at the top of her game” ~Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief, Fine Art Connoisseur (reference: “From Above Exhibition” Principle Gallery, Catalog Introduction 2020)
“Jill Basham’s sense of color, composition and ability to minimize, hone in on what is essential, really sets her apart. Great eye, great execution. Love all that she does. Jill is an incredible visionary.” ~Dan Volenec, cover artist of Fine Art Connoisseur, May 2016, “Three to Watch”
Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA
Reinert Fine Art, Charleston SC
Handwright Gallery, New Canaan CT
Trippe Gallery, Easton MD
Crown Gallery, Blowing Rock NC