Jill Estroff strives to capture the essence or feeling of a scene, as photography freed artists from illustration long go.
"Although I do take many photographs each day for inspiration, they're just a starting point for my paintings." Landscapes and figures are interpreted with a loose, abstract style. Working at the Crocker Art Museum from 1986-93, art classes and workshops inform the artwork.
Estroff admires the vivid color and bold brushwork of expressionist painters and is influenced by Matisse, Bonnard, van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, early Kandinsky and Diebenkorn.
River/City, Archival Gallery: Sept. 3 - Oct. 3, 2020
KVIE Art Auction, Oct. 2-4, 2020
Wrap It Up: 2019 Small Works, Tim Collom Gallery, Dec. 10 - 31, 2019
Outdoor Beings: KVIE Art Gallery, Solo show, June 18 - August 23, 2019
California State Fair Fine Art Competition, July 13 - 29, 2019
Petite Pleasures, Tim Collom Gallery, Dec. 5 - 27, 2018
Animalia, Tim Collom Gallery, 915 20th Street, Nov. 7 - 29, 2018
Go Figure, Tim Collom Gallery, July 11 - Aug. 2, 2018
Water, CK-Art, 2500 J Street, July 1 - 31, 2018
California State Fair Fine Art Competition, July 13 - 29, 2018
Land, Sea, Sky: The Scapes Show, Tim Collom Gallery, April 10 - May 3, 2018
Uncorked, February 1 - 28, 2018, CK Art, 25th & J
A Sense of Place, Jan. 1 - 31, 2018, CK Art
Six More/City Six, Gallery 1075, curated by Chris Daubert, July 5 - 31, 2017
Summer, Tim Collom Gallery, July 5 - Aug. 4, 2017, Reception 2nd Sat., July 8
Tractors, Trains and Shipwrecks, California Agriculture Museum, April 13 - Aug. 1, 2017
Color of Light, Second Saturday exhibition at Union Hall Gallery, June 10, 2017
4th Annual Small Works Show, Tim Collom Gallery, December 2016
Cows to Concrete, California Agriculture Museum, curated by Cynthia Lou, October 2016
Two Jills (and no Jack) Red Dot Gallery, curated by Michael Key, October 2016
100 Years, 100 Artists, SCC Centennial Celebration, September 2016
Six from City, Beatnik Studios, curated by SCC Art Chair Chris Daubert, April 2016
California Scape: Beyond the Snapshot, Red Dot Gallery, curated by Robert-Jean Ray, February 2015
Inside Publication Covers:
I Street Bridge, June 2020
River Rocks Sunset, May 2020
Window Light, January 2020
Around the Bend, June 2019
Auburn Overlook, February 2019
Wooden Ship on Sacramento River, February 2018
Bike Trail Treasures, October 2016
Valencia Blues, June 2016
Blue House, October 2014
Artwork installed at old Treasury Building, 915 Capitol Mall. After the pandemic, River Rocks Sunset, 6'x 6' ,will be installed at Sacramento City Hall. Paintings juried into the KVIE Art Auction, 2015 - 2020, included in the 2016 - 2019 Big Names, Small Art, Crocker Art Museum.
Jill lives in Curtis Park in Sacramento, California with her husband Dan and treasures extended visits from her daughters, Sara and Faith.