Two of my greatest passions are painting and gardening. They have quite a bit in common. I am from a long line of gardeners on both sides of my family; parents, grandparents, siblings, and aunts.
The Hoy Gallery, which I have run for 22 years, is now in Stonington, Maine, at 80 Main St. I am married to the painter Jon Imber, and we have a 14year old son, and a five year old hound.
I was born in Middletown Connecticut. We moved often. In 1965 my father bought a ship captain’s house on the King Row in Deer Isle, as a summer place. It was here that I became a painter, with an appreciation of architecture and gardens, as well as light, energy, pattern, flow, and the documentation of place.
I have a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz. It was going back and forth from the east to the west coast that I began to really see how different the qualities of light were from place to place. I then lived for 12 years in Manhattan, spending all my summers and falls in Deer Isle. When I met my husband, I moved to Somerville, Mass., where we live in an artist co-op. In the summer and fall I live in Stonington.
I have exhibited in galleries from Los Angeles to Boston and throughout Maine. My paintings are in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Boston Public Library, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Fidelity. Harvard Business School has a mural of mine. I’ve had paintings reproduced on the covers of several LL.Bean catalogues, “Making Literature Matter”, an anthology and on “An Explorer’s Guide to Maine” ,by Chris Tree. I’ve been featured in recent articles in Down East (2007), Yankee Magazine in 2008 in an article entitled ”25 People You Should Know”, and in Maine Home and Design”[NovDec 08] entitled The Canvas” by Carl Little .
My work has been reproduced in two Carl Little books; ”Art of Maine in Winter”, Art of the Maine Landscape, a Further Collection” and “Maine” by Edgar Allen Beem.
You can see my work at the Hoy Gallery, Stonington; Thos. Moser , Freeport; Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, or at www.jillhoy.com firstname.lastname@example.org