Jill can’t remember a time in her life that art wasn’t important to her. Loving everything art-related since she was just a toddler, she’s now been an elementary art teacher in her hometown, Iola, Wisconsin, for 31 years. Her personal history as an artist has been scattered with dabbling in many media and techniques. Until four years ago when she found the art form that struck such an immediate passion within her that it seemed almost foretold. Jill has studied with several Gold Medalists and accomplished rosemalers. Researching the old and gleaning small influences from contemporary rosemalers, Jill is striving to develop her own voice and style in this traditional art. She’s thrilled to be part of the Vesterheim Folk Art Apprenticeship to grow herself as a rosemaling artist and to be part of the continuance of this beautiful art into the future.