About Jill Saur

Patrons have been collecting my expressive paintings for twenty-nine years!  My artwork has been featured in premier galleries in Santa Fe, N.M., Vail, CO., New York, Dallas, TX., and my own gallery in Historic Roswell, GA. My prints have been sold nationally through catalogs and retail chains.  I'm known for my soulful rendering of aspen and birch trees in landscapes, but I’m equally at home painting seascapes, still life, and abstract paintings!  
In college, I majored in business and journalism, but I ultimately succumbed to my first love, painting!  Studying with master watercolor artists, I established the foundation of what would be a lifelong career as an artist.  Later, attending the Atlanta College of Art, I was able to enhance my skills in drawing and painting.
In 2005, fulfilling a lifelong dream, I opened my own art gallery in Historic Roswell, Georgia where I successfully showcased and sold my artwork.  Currently, I work from my private studio where I have more time to paint.  I'm just as passionate about painting as I was when I began over thirty years ago!  
My artwork is a natural outpouring of my encounter with God and His majestic creation, resulting in paintings that are dramatic, uplifting, and full of life. My tagline is 'joy on canvas' given to my by Stan Lee, the creator of Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk and numerous other super heroes.  According to Stan, my work exudes sheer joy!  
By building layers of transparent hues, I'm able to capture an illuminating glow in my paintings. In a style I developed many years ago, I also create thick textural pieces with my palette knife. My clients tell me they feel as though they can walk into one of my landscapes, or reach out and pluck a petal from one of my flower paintings! That makes me smile.