HILL SERIES: Returning to my early roots of mark-making, this series of mixed media sketches and paintings depicting hills visualize my journey as a maker and all the barriers, pitfalls, plateaus, challenges and little successes I encounter each day.  Narrative in nature, the hill started as a device that would help visualize reaching higher acclaim as an artist. Illustrated broken ladders, empty elevator shafts, ropes too short and stairs that go nowhere, symbolize the artistic explorations, efforts, employment and education that have seemed to fall short when reaching for higher heights within my field. As the process evolved, ironically the collaged paper elements of my day to day activities began to speak more of my accomplishments to date, in the end forming hills beneath me. 

Jill Price, Hill Series_Solid Footing, 2015, 22 x 28

Jill Price, Hill Series_Solid Footing, 2015, 22 x 28

Jill Price, Hill Series_Within Arms Reach, 2015, mixed media on stonehenge, 28 x 38

Jill Price, Hill Series_Within Arms Reach, 2015, mixed media on stonehenge, 28 x 38

Private Collection

Jill Price, Hill Series_Falling Up, 2015, mixed media on stonehenge, 22 x 28

Jill Price, Hill Series_Falling Up, 2015, mixed media on stonehenge, 22 x 28

Private Collection

Jill Price, Hill Series_Notice of Arrival, 2015, mixed media on stonehenge, 28 x 38_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series_Notice of Arrival, 2015, mixed media on stonehenge, 28 x 38_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series_Rest Stop, 2015, mixed media on stonehenge, 22 x 28

Jill Price, Hill Series_Rest Stop, 2015, mixed media on stonehenge, 22 x 28

Collection of Karen McIntosh, Barrie, Ontario

Jill Price, Up Please, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, Up Please, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, Hill Series _Nearing the Gate, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, Hill Series _Nearing the Gate, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Jill Price Hill Series, Vertically Challenged, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price Hill Series, Vertically Challenged, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price Hill Series _Over Shot_11 x 15_ink and graphite on paper_edited

Jill Price Hill Series _Over Shot_11 x 15_ink and graphite on paper_edited

Jill Price Hill Series, Untested Shortcuts, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price Hill Series, Untested Shortcuts, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price, Broken Links, mixed media on paper, $450

Jill Price, Broken Links, mixed media on paper, $450

Jill Price, Hill Series _Taking Off, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, Hill Series _Taking Off, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Collection of Danielle Hoeevenaars

Jill Price, Hill Series _Conquering the Slopes, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series _Conquering the Slopes, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series _Beyond the Flag, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series _Beyond the Flag, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series _Steep Ambitions, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, Hill Series _Steep Ambitions, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

A Family Affair by Jill Price_edited

A Family Affair by Jill Price_edited

Broken Links by Jill Price_edited

Broken Links by Jill Price_edited

Nearing the Well by Jill Price_edited

Nearing the Well by Jill Price_edited

Nesting Ground by Jill Price_edited

Nesting Ground by Jill Price_edited

Jill Price Hill Series, Planting Seeds, 2014, mixe (1)

Jill Price Hill Series, Planting Seeds, 2014, mixe (1)

Collection of Karen and Al Stewart

Jill Price Hill Series, Young Ambitions, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price Hill Series, Young Ambitions, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Hill Series, The Upper Lip, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Hill Series, The Upper Lip, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Hill Series, Pink Ambitions, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Hill Series, Pink Ambitions, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Private Collection

Hill Series, New Ground, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Hill Series, New Ground, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Jill Price, Activated Landscape, graphite, ink and collage on paper_edited

Jill Price, Activated Landscape, graphite, ink and collage on paper_edited

Jill Price, Human Heights, graphite, ink and collage on paper_edited

Jill Price, Human Heights, graphite, ink and collage on paper_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series_ Hard Way Up, 2015, 8 x 8, ink, graphite and collage on paper

Jill Price, Hill Series_ Hard Way Up, 2015, 8 x 8, ink, graphite and collage on paper

Collection of Tracey and Derek Martin

Jill Price, The Shoeless Hike, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, The Shoeless Hike, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, When Sky turns into Ground, mixed media on board_edited

Jill Price, When Sky turns into Ground, mixed media on board_edited