Jill O’Flannery was born in
Northern California and grew up in the Sacramento Valley. Early creative
encouragement from her father, who was also a painter, stirred her already
inventive nature as a child. Her compositions often embrace strikingly
unique faces frozen in a perfectly captured moment. The sometimes unconventional
perspective of a setting within a room or a background landscape creates
a mood that is intriguingly dimensional. Curious viewers often find
themselves imagining that they too play a role in such engaging affairs.
From period pieces of traditional ballroom scenes to a solitary young
maiden playing her mandolin on the waterfront, Jill has the ability
to portray the charisma of both the working class and royalty of the
times with such an allure that viewers can almost feel the disposition
within the personalities that are rendered.