Artist Jill Richardson was born in the same town as Waltzing Matilda nine months after a 100 year flood. It is fair to say the bush has influenced her from an early age. Raised on a sheep and cattle station in Central Western Queensland, Jill completed her primary schooling by correspondence, then at Boarding School showed an early talent for drawing and went on the study at Queensland College of the Art. Drawing with pastels and graphite was clearly her preferred medium while she also excelled in sculpture, screen printing and a range of other mediums.
Her life has continued to be spent on the land and she remains inspired by all the animals that are so familiar to her. Jill captures the soul and life of each subject with her magnitude of size, detail and a touch of humour in her images.