OXFORD – 6 On The Square (6OTS) announces the opening of its first formal solo art exhibit of the 2010 season. Starting on Wednesday, March 10, local “freestyle” artist Jill S. Kraft will present over two dozen of her pieces, depicting everything from large-scaled figurative works and landscapes to creative abstracts using gels, paper, glass and other diverse materials.
Kraft is a Chenango County native, born and raised in Norwich. She is a 2001 graduate of Norwich High School and a 2006 graduate of Morrisville State College, with a degree in journalism. Kraft is a self-taught artist, inspired since childhood by a family full of great artists. Particularly, she credits her eye for art from her professional photographer father. It was only natural for Kraft, surrounded by art, to feel the need to express her inner-self, so she began painting three years ago. The beautiful rolling hills in Chenango County, its quaint shops and country lifestyle have been Jill’s inspiration.