Jill Bright lives on a farm near her native town of Hahira, Georgia.
Her interest in art began with photography, which she still enjoys. Her first entry in Valdosta's Spring into Art" exhibition earned an award of Merit for her photograph of Nutt, her Brittany Spaniel.
Jill is a nature and animal lover and many of her works features pets, livestock and wildlife. All of her works feature brilliant colors. "Like most artist, I paint my surroundings. I do it in color."
On the difference between painting wildlife and people, Jill says, "I found that I like painting expressions, whether an animal or a person; it begins with the eyes."
Her other interest include cooking, skeet shooting, and social and duplicate bridge.
Juried Turner Center for Arts, "Nutt" 2000
Colson Calendar winning entry 2 years "Shorebirds & Long Hots"
Juried Quarterly Shows, Thomasville Center for Arts 2012-2017
Visiting Judge "Flaunt" Thomasville 2014
Gadsden Art Center Poster Artist of the Year, "Pepper Pickers" 2014
TCA featured Mural Artist, Judge & Jury, 2014
TCA Two Man Show "Bright & Winton"
Award of Merit, Daytona Artist League, "Shorebirds" 2016
October Artist in Residence TCA Part 3 History Series
"2016" Justice on permanent collection in Thomasville Courthouse
Juried St. Augustine Art Center - People in Art Show "Converse" & "Malaya & George"
1st Place, Southern Artist League "Blue bird Box"
Juried Ga National Fair "Blue bird Box" & "Long Hots"
Visiting Judge Rose Festival 2017
Award of Merit "Mr Vito" Pawson Love 2019
2nd Place Spring Show TCA "Rosa & Calf" 2020
Chosen Street Artist Wildlife Plantation Show 2020
Award of Excellence, THOM Collective, "Hayfield in Color" 2021
Colson Calendar "Confusion" 2022
Award of Honor, Spring Into Art, "Confusion" 2022
Award of Merit, Thomasville, "Guinea Hen" 2022
Award of Merit, Turner Center for Arts, "Confusion" 2022
2023 Colson Calendar, "Confusion"