Jill Kerr works from her studio in Chinley. Her linocuts reflect her interest in nature and her immediate environment.
Observation is the core of Jill's work, whether she is making a watercolour study of bullfinches feeding outside her kitchen window or carving a complex linocut block of rock formations for a background.
She studied design and illustration at Manchester Polytechnic and Reading University. For the past 20 years her work has mainly focussed on reduction method linocutting. This versatile and graphic process of relief printmaking builds up the final image in layers of ink. The block is carved away between layers to reveal the colour previously printed.
She has been a member of High Peak Artists, based in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton for 17 years. Her linocuts have been included in national and international exhibitions.