Jill Van Sickle

New Plans and New Paintings

Jill Van Sickle2 Comments

This fall has been an incredibly difficult time for me. As many of you know, my father passed away very suddenly, while we (his family) were with him.

Now that the shock of losing him is wearing off, and my head is a little clearer, I’m faced with re-thinking my life’s goals.

Like my dad, I have been obsessed with earning money to take care of myself, especially for when I’m older. But now, my outlook has changed. What if older never happens?

Why am I telling you this? First, I’d like to introduce you my new series called ‘Scattered.’ These paintings are a representation of how my headspace has felt these past two months. I hope when you look at these pieces you can feel beauty and pain and chaos all at once.

Additionally, I think I’m going to spend more time painting on location. Life is short, and I think I’d better start living (and spending) a little more, instead of obsessively saving money and worrying all the time.

Hopefully by doing this, there will be some interesting new paintings in my future!