After 28 years, in the summer of 2018, Jill Hackney was able to return to Giverny, France to paint in the gardens of artist Claude Monet. Through the Foundation Claude Monet Jill was able to paint in solitude for hours in the blissful space, feeling the resonance of the spirit of Monet. This opportunity allowed the artist to explore a new pathway with her signature mark-making.
“For this new series, I let the surface of the water, the texture of the waterlilies and the movement of light be my guide. My painting technique has evolved to capture these new landscapes but the natural light, as always, tells the story.”