Jill Rothman's Bio

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I was born and raised in N.Y.C. , graduated from the H. S. of Music and Art in Manhattan, from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and have a Masters from Southern Oregon University.

I am a woman, an artist, a poet, a writer of flash fiction and short stories, a singer, a songwriter, a teacher and much more and much less than that.
I have had a thrilling and varied teaching career. I taught in Ohio and in Portland and Ashland, Oregon. 

For 4 years, I have been living and creating in a town called Talent, 10 minutes away from Ashland, Oregon where I lived and created for 33 years.

With gouache, watercolor, acrylics, archival ink and colored pencils, I paint and draw flowers and other subjects, harvesting and capturing brief beauty. The height of bloom calls to me. My written words describe this and seeds, middles and supposed endings. 

I am most happy when submerged in the creative river. 

Saturation in love, spirit, color, pattern, words and song remind that this moment is everything.

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Artist Statement

No Small Promise

Yesterday, today
and all tomorrows,
I am devoted
to contribute
music and poetry,
color and illumination
when and where I can.

In this the World
of contrasts,
light and dark
necessarily stand close
to frame each other.
I look at both and see.

Describing
and imagining
this the World
I share with You,
I smile easily, always,
cry when tears arrive,
laugh out loud, often,
cherish gratitude
and mystery.

I only know,
that if we always
serve each other,
this the World
appears brilliant
and simply Divine.

12/16/19 Jill Rothman