Jill Troutman Studio
1089 Foxcliff Drive, Mebane, NC 27302
Acrylic, mixed media, layered art.
At the age of 45 on the advice of her mentor Jill withdrew from the beauty business and went to art school in New York for the summer. Then she received the Art Student League Fellowship and she went to Sweet Briar in Virginia. She followed this by going to France with the Cleveland Institute of Art. There she met her late husband Lear Cherrington who was involved in art education. They moved to Mebane in 1985.
Jill's view of art is so vast. She shares this knowledge and experience liberally with her students. "Think outside the box", "Do one terrifying thing a day", "It is not brain surgery, so try it.", and "You can't paint something you can't fix." Her enthusiasm is contagious; her energy is boundless. She keeps moving on to new things: art in Italy, two hip and three knee replacements, more classes, and always new ways of seeing and looking.