Artwork > Oil paintings

“Jill Thomson’s paintings are views of urban environments and interiors of both public and private spaces such as cafes, libraries, brownstones and homes and as the paintings’ surfaces increase in size so the images absorb more houses, their street – the entire neighbourhood. The paintings have become deconstructed views of a house in a setting – its content and its inhabitants simultaneously revealed through multiple planes on a single surface.

A western viewer, particularly an urban person, recognizes the architectural vernacular of the old, Chicago-style neighbourhoods, their bungalows and four-squares – their brick facades – the same architecture Jill brings up to the surface to reveal both the structure and its interior. This shared visual language between artist and audience heightens the metaphoric and narrative possibilities of these works and reflects back to the viewer her own relationship to place and time.”

Heather Hamel, Scott Gallery, Edmonton

Urban Farm
oil on canvas
60 x 60"
2017
Botanical House
oil on canvas
48 x 72"
2017
Canada Post
oil on canvas
40 x 40"
2017
Calgary Neighbours
oil on canvas
36 x 60"
2017
Neighbourhood - Books
oil on canvas
2017
Alberta, Canada
oil on canvas
2017
Mill Creek Edmonton
oil on canvas
2016
Piano Player and Bass player in neighbouring houses - Jill Thomson - Oil on Canvas
oil on canvas
48 x 60"
2016
Neighbourhood - Calgary
oil on canvas
48 x 72"
2016
Neighbourhoods
oil on canvas
60 x 48"
2014
Kootenays
oil on canvas
60 x 48"
2016
Calgary Neighbourhood
oil on canvas
48 x 72"
2016
Verdant Density
oil on canvas
50 x 80"
2016
Mill Creek
oil on canvas
48 x 60
2015
Neighbourhoods
oil on canvas
48 x 60
2016
Strathcona Neighbourhood
oil on canvas
60 x 48"
2016
Legislature from Strathcona 2
oil on canvas
48 x 48"
2016
Edmonton Bungalow
oil on canvas
48 x 48"
2016
sold
oil on canvas
60 x 48"
2014
Neighbourhoods
oil on canvas
48 x48"
2009
Neighbourhoods
oil on canvas
48 x 60"
2007
Neighbourhoods
oil on canvas
42 x 42"
2013
Community Garden
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48"
2012
Neighbourhoods
oil on canvas
60 x 48"
2007
Neighbourhoods
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48"
2005
Large oils by Jill Thomson
oil on canvas
48 x 60
2010
Moon Rambler
oil on canvas
48 x 60
2014
High Level Streetcar 1
oil on panel
9 x 12 "
2015
High Level Streetcar 2
oil on panel
2015
High Level Streetcar 4
oil on panel
9 x 12 "
2015
Paris Spiral 1
oil on panel block
2015
Paris Spiral 2
oil on panel block
2015
Paris Spiral 3
oil on panel block
2015
Spiral 1
oil on canvas
oil on canvas
2008
Spirals
oil on canvas
24 x 72"
2013
Spirals
acrylic on canvas
18 x 60"
2009
Spirals
oil on canvas
18 x 60"
2008