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Jill VanDam

Dorr, MI, United States

I am a 70 year old woman who loves God, loves her family, and loves her friends! I’m a wife of a great man for 50 years, a mother of three wonderful children, and a grandma of eight fantastic grandchildren! We have lived in west Michigan our entire lives and we love it! I grew up loving horses, drawing, and painting with acrylics. After we had our children I stopped my art. With the onset of COVID I began painting again. My first work was a painting of all the horses I’ve had over my life. It was a healing time as I was grieving that part of my life coming to an end. I titled it ‘Dreams Do Come True’. I then wanted to begin doing a painting for each of our grandchildren for a special occasion. I’ve done a wedding board and two graduation pieces so far. I’ve also been doing special paintings as gifts and requests for family and friends along with a few just for myself. One such piece is that of my thoughts and feelings of the year 2020. I titled it: ‘HOPE. It’s All Around’. I was recently asked to paint a seasonal piece for Lakeshore Custom Cabinets in Holland. I titled it: ‘ Lakeshore Seasons’. This piece is my Art Prize entry for 2021. It was inspired from the Bible, from Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 : “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:..God has made everything beautiful in its time.” This piece is done in acrylic paint and measures 72” wide by 48” high overall. It is divided into four equal vertical panels measuring 17 1/4” wide each, which hang 1” apart, while keeping one scene overall in the four seasons. I believe God has given to me this ‘gift’ of art for His glory and my enjoyment.

Jill's ArtPrize Entries

These are Jill's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Lakeshore Seasons

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