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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.


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.

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

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