Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jill Regan

Name: Jill Regan
URL: http://www.jillreganfineart.com/
Bio: Jill did not initially pursue a career in the arts, but worked in commercial interior design, retail home furnishing and décor, and tradeshow representation. In 2004 she decided to seek instruction in fine art and soon found that her passion lay in pastels. Jill works exclusively on sanded paper, almost always Kitty Wallis paper or board, using a variety of pastels brands. She works from thumbnail sketches and usually works out the composition using Photoshop.Jill is inspired by portrait and figurative work; she has a strong interest in equine related art, and has done a number of pieces on foxhunting. She says that the graceful action and gesture of the animals, the posture and poise of the riders, and the intense colors of the hunting attire and landscape, combine in a very appealing manner.
Media: Pastel
Subjects: Figurative, Landscape.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Menu remains available at top of page.
Gallery: Portrait and Figurative; Equine and Sporting, Landscapes.
Image View: Each gallery runs a series of clickable thumbnails that enlarge in a slideshow format. The enlarged images can be saved, but there is no indication of image dimension.
Demo: No.
Blog/Ebay/Flickr/: No.


  1. The link to this artists website does not seem to be working.

  2. Hi Teresa.
    I'm getting a message from Artspan (Jill Regan's web host) to the effect that there's a server problem. I'll let the post stand for 24 hours, then delete it temporarily until the issue is resolved.
    Thanks for the heads-up.

  3. The Artspan website seems to be working now. I would love to know more about your blog and how you select artists to review. Feel free to contact me at jillregan@aol.com. Thank you.
    Jill Regan

  4. Hi Jill,
    Thanks for the email. The blog arose out of my own need to put some order on all the links I had accumulated in My Favourites for pastel artists and it occurred to me that it might be a useful directory for the pastel community, especially if a fairly typical image of the artist's work could be attached to the link.
    Choice of websites to review is almost random - who do I like, who have I just discovered, is there a little theme running through successive posts (e.g. Clive Tyler and Skip Whitcomb); but also I try to achieve a balance, featuring international artists as well as predominantly US-based pastellists. I hope to get through the lot eventually, but there have been weeks when I have added new sites faster than I have been able to review them!