About Jill

About Jill Temporal BA (Hons)
Artist Bio 

 Jill Temporal is a contemporary British Visual Artist who works predominately in Acrylic & watercolour paints. Jill is inspired by a connection to the natural world around her paying homage to the engaging beauty and wonder of colour within nature. She works out of her Rural studio located in her native home town of Tickhill in Doncaster South Yorkshire.

"I have a vivid colourist style using a strong expressive colour palette with elements taken from Neo impressionism which I execute by looking for the colour, shape and form within the subject and over exaggerating to emphasise their dominancy to the viewer."

In 2002 Jill graduated with a Degree in Fine Art with honours from Huddersfield University and also achieved a prestigious award of studentship presented to her by Tutor Matthew Burrows. Jill’s early creative career took her onto the path of professional photography running her own successful photographic studio business from 2006-2019. However in 2017 her painting passion took over and she returned to her first love of Fine art and began exhibiting her artworks once again. Jill’s paintings have been exhibited in independent and municipal Galleries and Museums across the UK. with Three solo show exhibitions scheduled for 2022.

In 2019 she appeared as a wildcard contestant on SKY ARTS Landscape Artist of the year, in 2021 her work was published  in PAINT Magazine and she was interviewed as a featured artist for Loxley Arts Blog. Jill is a member of the Doncaster New Fringe group and The SAA (Society of All Artists)

 “Painting and drawing have been my greatest interest and talent since very early childhood. I would spend hour upon hour sketching in my own little world. I can vividly remember being around the age of 6 at school and mixing powder colours in total amazement at the alchemy… it still captivates me now!. I LOVE art, making it, viewing it and discovering it’s History. Whenever asked “what would you like to be when you grow up.?”... it was always an Artist For me! 

It is colour which seduces me, how they harmonise and contrast. I paint with thin layers of pure colour glazes from a minimal pallet trying to capture form in a fluid expressive manor using suggestive lines and shapes from my observations to depict the beauty of nature using sumptuous colours. Nature and the natural world around me is my muse. During the Covid Lock down my connection to local wildlife became much more prevalent within my work which has since gravitated towards endangered species and the threatening unease of climate change. 

 I have always had influences from art history especially the works of Georgia O’Keefe, I recently came across this quote from her when she was around the same age (42) as I am now:

 “Great artists don’t just happen…..they have to be trained, and in the hard school of experience”

 Whist I don’t claim or feel the need to be a "great artist" I couldn’t agree more with Georgia’s quote, life like art is a journey and as we travel through our experiences shape us. It’s now 20 years since I graduated with that desire to be an artist but it’s taken me until now to fully realise my ambition.



BA Hons Degree in Fine Art 2002
University of Huddersfield

Diploma Art 1999
Doncaster College Church View

A Level Art 1998
GCSE Art 1996