About the Artist

Biography

Native Californian Lil McGill is a painter who creates ethereal abstracts, dreamscapes, energetic studies and explorations of pure color and mood. She works with acrylic paint on raw canvas, which allows the colors to flow and blend to create their own worlds, reminiscent of deep space nebulas and starbursts, undersea visions, spirit guides and wild florals. She also paints abstract interpretations of great works of music. She has most recently embarked on an exploration of astrology, developing a color system to translate its language into visual, abstract form. Keenly interested in art as a form of healing, she works and teaches at her studio in Nevada City, California.

For more information visit: www.lilmcgill.com or call (530) 277-0397 or email create@lilmcgill.com

Lil McGill Artist Resume

2017 (May-June) Chrysalis-New Work by Lil McGill, Grass Valley, CA

2016 (October) Open Studio Tour, Nevada City, CA

2014 (August-September) Flow, Emerald Tablet, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

2014 (May) Hidden Valley Art Tasting, Grass Valley, CA

2014 (February-March) Move Studio, Nevada City, CA

2013 (December) Small Works Show in the Foothills, ASiF Studios, Grass Valley, CA

2013 (November-December) Inner Spirits, with Denise Wey, Clavey Winery, Nevada City

2013 (November) AstroLuminations, Astrology Paintings of Lil McGill, Grass Valley, CA

2013 (October) Open Studio Tour, Grass Valley, CA

2013 (August) Iris Show, Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA

2013 (July-August) Clavey Winery, Nevada City, CA

2013 (July-August) ASiF Student Teacher Show, Grass Valley, CA

2013 (June-July) Going with the Flow, Paintings from the Abstract Laboratory, Auburn ArtWalk, CA

2013 (February-March) As If Teacher's Show, Grass Valley Wine Company, Grass Valley, CA

2013 (January) Into the Mystery: Explorations in Color, a collection of paintings from the abstract laboratory Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA

2012 (Nov-Dec) Small Works in the Foothills, As If Studios, Grass Valley, CA

2012 (October) Open Studio Tour, Grass Valley, California

2012 (June) Great Spirit Flight -- Music in the Mountains Summerfest

2011 (March) All Blue -- Lapis and Turquoise Paintings, BroadStreet Bistro, Nevada City, CA

2011 (February - June) Vision Quest, Heartfire Studio, Grass Valley, California

2011 (February) The Amethyst Show, SummerThyme Gallery, Grass Valley, California

2010 (January-April) Shades of Saffron, In the Kitchen, Nevada City, California

2009-2010 (December 2009-February 2010) Latitudes Bistro, Auburn, California

2009 (October 10-11 & 17-18) Open Studio Tour, Nevada City, California

2009 (May 1-June 30) Community Art Show, North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, North San Juan, California

2009 (May 1-31) Small Works, As If Studios, Grass Valley, California

2009 (April) Peace Art, Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, California

2009 (Mar 29) Spring Open House, Teahouse of Danger, 206 Gethsemane, Nevada City, California

2009 (Feb 15-ongoing) The Flying Hare Gallery, 102 Mill Street, Grass Valley, California

2009 (Jan 1-31) SummerThyme Cafe, Colfax Highway, Grass Valley, California

2008 (Dec 12-Jan 9) New Work for the Old Soul, Old Soul Gallery, Midtown Sacramento, CA (Second Saturday Art Walk Dec. 13)

2008 (Oct-Nov) Bella Vita Gallery, Spring Street, Nevada City, California

2008 (Oct 9-Dec 8) Auburn Art Walk, Taste of Auburn, Auburn, California (Auburn Art Walk Oct. 9)

2008 (September 1-30) Coffee Town, South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, California

2008 (Aug 6-Aug 31) Aurora Borealis, New Artworks Gallery, Fair Oaks, California

2008 (June 27-Aug 15) Jazz at the Coppertop, Neal Street, Grass Valley, California

2008 (May 25 10am-5pm) Sierra Festival of the Arts, Mill Street, Grass Valley, California

2008 (May-August) Art of Healing, Auburn Faith Memorial Hospital, Auburn,California

2008 (February 1-March 15) Piscean Dreams, North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, North San Juan, California

2008 (January 1-March 31) Ethereal Abstracts, Spa Therapy, Yuba City, California

2007 (December) Above & Beyond, Stonehouse Gallery, Nevada City, California

2007 (October 1-November 20) New Work, Flying Hare Gallery, Grass Valley, California

2007 (December) Color Explosion, Flying Hare Gallery, Grass Valley, California

2006 (October) Western Nevada County Studio Tour, The Blue Studio, Grass Valley, California

2005 (May-July) Nebula, Mill Street Gallery, Grass Valley, California, Solo Exhibition

2005 (April) Artistic Movement, Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, California, Group Show

2004 (March) Two Women Painters, Flying Hare Gallery, Grass Valley, California, with Mary Bennett

2004 Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, Group Show

Collections

Include private homes and businesses in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Montreal, Vancouver, Berlin, San Francisco, Baltimore, Portland, and Auckland, New Zealand.

Commissions

2012 - Astrological portraits for private clients

2004 - Full Spectrum, hanging canvas mural for private home, 5x8’, Nevada City, California.

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College

 

Lil McGill in the Long Barn, October 2007

Photo credits: Annabelle Schossig


Lil McGill c/o Resonance Fine Art

P.O. Box 83 Penn Valley, CA 95946

530-277-0397 (cell)

create@lilmcgill.com

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