Jill is a qualified tutor and professional artist who teaches at her own Art Academy in Ferndown and is a professional member of the Institute For Learning. She also teaches for Denman College, Abingdon & Witney College in Oxford and other establishmen
Jill McKay is a professional artist, qualified Tutor and Art Tutor Assessor who teaches at her own Art Academy, the Art Trail Centre in Ferndown, situated in the beautiful county of Dorset. Jill comes from an artistic background, nearly all her immediate and historic family being artists or musicians. This instilled artistic flare becomes very apparent during her lessons which 'fires up' students in their confidence and development. Her special background enables students to produce their best at all times.
Together with her education at Southampton University , her successful career in the Corporate arena for Management and Personal development, Jill provides high quality art tuition backed up by a wealth of teaching experience spanning many years. She is recognised for her very professional but relaxed style and the high achievements of her students. Style - Often loose, impressionistic but distinctly recognisable. Jill's painting style conforms to no other - she produces work in a variety of styles to order. Tuition is a mixture of stepâ€“byâ€“step demonstrations and logically produced tutorials, with plenty of hands-on advice and individual support. Media used includes Watercolour, Pastels, Acrylic, Gouache, Chinese Brush Painting, Pen & Wash, drawing in any media and a mixture of all the above. Clients - In addition to the Art Trail Centre, Jill also teaches at the National Trust, Local Adult Education Authorities, Denman College in Oxford and for Abingdon & Witney College, Chateau l'Eveque, and is a Travelling Tutor for the Women's Institute, Winsor &Newton and Hobbycraft. Jill has regularly delivered talks and demonstrations to Art Societies and other Art Groups around England and the rest of the United Kingdom. Bookings - Jill McKay has been regularly booked for interactive demonstrations and workshops in Watercolour, Acrylics, Pastels, Gouache, Chinese Brush Painting, Painting Clinics, Critiques and the Judging of Exhibitions. Exhibitions - Jill regularly has work on exhibition, at prestigious places such as Luton Hoo Stately Home, Bournemouth International Centre, and also locally in Hants & Dorset areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne, Ringwood, Ferndown, Salisbury and Southampton. Her last European exhibition being in France. Visitors can view or purchase her existing work at her Gallery. A collection of framed work was displayed at the Royal National Lifeboat Institute - Lifeboat College (R.N.L.I) in Poole which was officially visited by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. All work can also be ordered in the form of prints or on canvas in various sizes. Demonstrations - An extremely popular demonstrator, Jill has emonstrated for many Art Societies and Groups, at her Gallery in Ferndown, for Winsor & Newton, HobbyCraft, Bournemouth International Centre, Charity Events and at Corporate Events or workshops where 'something different' is required.