Jill Dryer is a BAP member artist based in Chicago. She recently left her day job of 16 years to pursue her art full-time. Her acrylics on canvas pieces are various types of animals that one would see in back country. From flying fish to elk, these creatures have a curious and reverent encounter with the likes of Eames, Calder, and Wegner to name a few.
Her inspiration comes from great design, nature and people who do what they love. Dryer's latest works is called, "Design Meets Nature". This is a series of paintings will be featured in the spring 2008 at an exhibit at the Design Within Reach store in downtown Chicago. Her holiday card design "Trees of the Architects" is being featured in three international fashion/design magazines this holiday season (Hong Kong, Turkey and the Ukraine). The Orange County Art Musuem is carrying some of her "Eames" prints this fall during a midcentury modern exhibit called "Birthplace of the Cool".
If you would like to see more, please visit her website www.themustardpeople.com.
Top: "Flying over Eames", 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"
Middle: "Wegner's Elk", 2007, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 20"
Posted by Joyce Manalo, Brooklyn Art Project Blog Editor and founder of ArtForward.