Jill Daw Rice


I was born and raised in the village of Fenwick, in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula. My childhood was spent roaming the orchards and woodlots, on foot or on horseback, in a pack of cousins, friends, and dogs. A love of our natural world — landscapes, birds, plants, and animals — developed through living here and spending time in northern Ontario. I spent my career teaching primary students in Muskoka, Sudbury, and London, ON.

I am very fortunate to live on the rural country property now where I grew up. Every time I step outside, I discover a new idea for a painting.

My artwork is inspired by the way that shadow dapples the landscape in a myriad of shapes and affects the colour of objects. I create works in acrylic, oil, pastel and mixed media. Subjects are varied, including architecture, nature, and portraiture. An active member of the Pelham Art Association, I participate in weekly classes with a professional artist and workshops with visiting artists, always striving to improve my craft.