Jill Sutton

Jill is an artist from Columbus, Ohio who has been living and working in Chicago for 20 years.  Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the Chicago area and is included in many collections.


  • California College of the Arts-San Francisco - M.F.A. in Painting/Drawing
  • Washington University-St. Louis - B.A. in Painting


Oil paint, pastels, pencils, charcoal



Exhibition highlights:

  • "Through the Lens of Wright," Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL - 2017
  • 2nd Annual Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL - 2014
  • "Blur," Park Shrek Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2011
  • Solo Exhibition, University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL - 2010  
  • "Calling Time," Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2009

Other interests and inspirations:

Jill is inspired by her family, as well as books, music, light, the lake, photography, silence, voices, and many other things.

Jill's teaching style:

She believes in a strong foundation, with emphasis on the fundamentals of painting and drawing.  Each week she adds skills to further the ability to communicate visually, bringing in examples of artist works that exemplify concepts, and she encourages dialogue between students.

Jill loves EAC because . . .

Her experience with students throughout the many years she has taught has been wonderful.  Each class brings its own wildly different energy, and she enjoys the progression and complexity shift of her students' works over time.

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non-figurative blue painting with glowing light and specks of other colors
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