About the project

My art work is an impressionistic expression of still life which I call Fresh Produce and Flowers. These paintings incorporate a simplified, uncluttered foreground and background to emphasize the color and texture of fruits, vegetables and flowers. I also enjoy figure and landscape subjects.


Colorful, energetic brush strokes and the palette knife technique give a strong, painterly impact that I enjoy. I prefer painting in oil from life in the ala prima style, usually finishing the painting in one or two sessions. This allows me to maintain the same energy and mood throughout the painting process.  It’s all about the oil paint expressing vibrant color and interesting texture.

I am a long time resident of Colorado. After studying fine arts at Colorado State University, I pursued advanced painting studies both here and abroad. Honored to be selected for Quang Ho’s prestigious Professional Studies Class at the Art Students League of Denver (1999), I consider that experience among my most profound artistic influences.

The paintings in my possession follow the same pricing as the gallery pricing. Paintings are priced unframed unless otherwise noted. Many paintings are gallery wrapped, 1.5″ deep.

All images of the artwork are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used for any commercial purposes without permission from me.

Art Study Background
Fine Art Major – Colorado State University
Workshops and Studies with artists Ray Vinella, Kim English, Skip Whitcomb, Scott Christiansen, Teresa Vito, Jeanne MacKenzie and Michelle Torrez
Quang Ho’s One-Year Professional Studies Class at the Art Students League of Denver 1999.

Website: https://jillmusser.com