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Shill is a multimedia artist who began with an emphasis on collage which allowed for the interplay of textures. The recycling aspect appealed to the artist. This grew into mixing oil and acrylic paints to get more contrast and variety of color. Shill primarily and abstract artist but often realistic images creep into my work.
Musically Shill plays old time Appalachian style fiddle and historical American music from Colonial days, through the Civil War, Victorian era and the early twentieth century.
Study, Training, and Apprenticeships
Shill studied with Roy Lichtenstein in Douglass College of Rutgers University in 1961-1962. The artist studied privately under Carmen Cicero and Lida Hilton as well as at the Newark Museum and Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts.
Local influences are Pat Martin, Alan Goldstein, James Feehan, Mavis Smith, Malcolm Bray, Trisha Vergis and Jane Gilday. Twentieth Century influences include De Kooning, Kline, Schwitters, Picasso, Kandinsky and Roy Lichtenstein.
Bucks County Connection
Shill has lived in Bucks County since 2000. She was drawn to the area by the artistic energy and the beauty of the region. Artist, Jane Gilday was Shill's first connection in Bucks County. Grace Croteau of Riverrun Gallery led her to galleries and to the newly formed Artsbridge.
Colleagues and Organizations
Shill was artist in residence at the Arts Council of Princeton. The artist has shown for years at the Trisha Vergis Gallery and the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville as well as the Cathy Begg Gallery in New Hope. Shill has also taught art at the arts Council of Princeton, Artists of Yardley and Contemporary Arts in Bedminster, New Jersey. She's won prizes at Phillips Mill and Ellarslie juried shows as well as many open shows. Shill's art is permanently installed at the Princeton Municipal Building and Capital Health Medical Center. Shill's work is also in many private collections.