Jill Stark

Jill is an artist who is deaf and uses sign language. She specializes in painting watercolors, both landscape and still-life and especially flowers.


Columbus College of Art and Design ÔÇô B.F.A. in Illustration


Watercolor, graphic design

Areas of focus:


Exhibition highlights:

As a local artist, JillÔÇÖs work was exhibited in Arlington Heights.

Other interests and inspirations:

Illustrating greeting cards, Mary BlairÔÇÖs illustrations, teacups

Publication highlights:

ÔÇ£Art Expo ÔÇô Sunday, April 22ÔÇØ, Daily Herald ÔÇô April 9, 2018

JillÔÇÖs teaching style:

She focuses on the ÔÇ£whyÔÇØ as well as the ÔÇ£howÔÇØ of learning to paint in watercolor and believes that simplicity is the key to a successful painting. She teaches by using American Sign Language, allowing students to learn both painting techniques and a new language.

Jill loves EAC because . . .

It has a wonderful sense of diversity and teaches cultural differences through visual arts.

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