HILL SERIES: Returning to my early roots of mark-making, this series of mixed media sketches and paintings depicting hills visualize my journey as a maker and all the barriers, pitfalls, plateaus, challenges and little successes I encounter each day.  Narrative in nature, the hill started as a device that would help visualize reaching higher acclaim as an artist. Illustrated broken ladders, empty elevator shafts, ropes too short and stairs that go nowhere, symbolize the artistic explorations, efforts, employment and education that have seemed to fall short when reaching for higher heights within my field. As the process evolved, ironically the collaged paper elements of my day to day activities began to speak more of my accomplishments to date, in the end forming hills beneath me. 

Hill Series: Up Please, 2015

Hill Series: Up Please, 2015

12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Hill Series: Nearing the Gate, 2015

Hill Series: Nearing the Gate, 2015

12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Hill Series: Vertically Challenged

Hill Series: Vertically Challenged

11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price Hill Series _Over Shot_11 x 15_ink and graphite on paper_edited

Jill Price Hill Series _Over Shot_11 x 15_ink and graphite on paper_edited

Jill Price Hill Series, Untested Shortcuts, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price Hill Series, Untested Shortcuts, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price, Broken Links, mixed media on paper, $450

Jill Price, Broken Links, mixed media on paper, $450

Jill Price, Hill Series _Taking Off, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, Hill Series _Taking Off, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Collection of Danielle Hoeevenaars

Hill Series:Conquering the Slopes, 2015

Hill Series:Conquering the Slopes, 2015

12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Hill Series _Beyond the Flag, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper_edited

Hill Series _Beyond the Flag, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper_edited

Hill Series _Steep Ambitions, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Hill Series _Steep Ambitions, 2015, 12 x 15, mixed media on paper

Hill Series: A Family Affair

Hill Series: A Family Affair

Broken Links by Jill Price_edited

Broken Links by Jill Price_edited

Nearing the Well by Jill Price_edited

Nearing the Well by Jill Price_edited

Nesting Ground by Jill Price_edited

Nesting Ground by Jill Price_edited

Jill Price Hill Series, Planting Seeds, 2014, mixe (1)

Jill Price Hill Series, Planting Seeds, 2014, mixe (1)

Collection of Karen and Al Stewart

Jill Price Hill Series, Young Ambitions, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Jill Price Hill Series, Young Ambitions, 11x14, ink and graphite on paper

Hill Series, The Upper Lip, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Hill Series, The Upper Lip, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Hill Series, Pink Ambitions, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Hill Series, Pink Ambitions, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Private Collection

Hill Series, New Ground, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Hill Series, New Ground, 2015, mixed media monoprint

Jill Price, Activated Landscape, graphite, ink and collage on paper_edited

Jill Price, Activated Landscape, graphite, ink and collage on paper_edited

Jill Price, Human Heights, graphite, ink and collage on paper_edited

Jill Price, Human Heights, graphite, ink and collage on paper_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series_ Hard Way Up, 2015, 8 x 8, ink, graphite and collage on paper

Jill Price, Hill Series_ Hard Way Up, 2015, 8 x 8, ink, graphite and collage on paper

Collection of Tracey and Derek Martin

Jill Price, The Shoeless Hike, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, The Shoeless Hike, mixed media on paper

Jill Price, When Sky turns into Ground, mixed media on board_edited

Jill Price, When Sky turns into Ground, mixed media on board_edited

Jill Price, Hill Series_On Common Ground, 2015, 12 x 15

Jill Price, Hill Series_On Common Ground, 2015, 12 x 15

Private Collection of Ross Skoggard

Jill Price, Hill Series_Moving Earth, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Jill Price, Hill Series_Moving Earth, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Collection of Patricia Gwin

Jill Price, Hill Series_Carving the Way, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Jill Price, Hill Series_Carving the Way, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Jill Price, Hill Series_Narrow Paths, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Jill Price, Hill Series_Narrow Paths, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Jill Price, Hill Series_One Chair Up, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Jill Price, Hill Series_One Chair Up, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Private Collection

Jill Price, Hill Series_Beyond the Rocks, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Jill Price, Hill Series_Beyond the Rocks, 2015, 12 x 15, oil, graphite and ink on mylar

Collection of Sheila Delaney

Jill Price Hill Seies, More than One Way, 2015, oi

Jill Price Hill Seies, More than One Way, 2015, oi

Jill Price, Hill Series 1, 2014, acrylic and grease pencil on terra skin, 11 x 15

Jill Price, Hill Series 1, 2014, acrylic and grease pencil on terra skin, 11 x 15

Private Collection of Charlotte Moyer

Hill Series: Solid Footing, 2015, 22 x 28

Hill Series: Solid Footing, 2015, 22 x 28

Hill Series: Within Arms Reach, 2015

Hill Series: Within Arms Reach, 2015

Private Collection

Hill Series: Falling Up, 2015

Hill Series: Falling Up, 2015

Private Collection

Hill Series: Notice of Arrival, 2015

Hill Series: Notice of Arrival, 2015

Mixed media on Stonehenge, 28 x 38

Hill Series: Rest Stop, 2015

Hill Series: Rest Stop, 2015

Collection of Karen McIntosh, Barrie, Ontario