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Jill Pankey was a faculty member in the Art Department at Texas State University-San Marcos from 2002 to 2012. In 2013 Jill disengaged from academia to pursue painting full time and be with family. During the past twenty years, Jill has concentrated her effort in painting and drawing. Jill holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas-San Antonio, and a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She has also received meritorious awards from national, state and local art organizations for her paintings and drawings. In the summer of 2008, a residency was awarded to Jill and she spent her summer in Russell, New Zealand, painting for the Just Imagine Art Gallery. She grew up in Del Rio's Texas on Mexico border, which influenced her passion for color in her paintings. Jill considers her work as transformative (see link to transformative art) and is inspired by her surroundings, photography, drawings, nature, friends, events or graphic designs as a resource for creatingt oil paintings or graphite drawings. A few years ago Jill's brother passed away and he left Jill his cowboy boots. Western boots became a common theme in Jill's paintings as a tribute to her brother. She also donates many works of art to charitble organizations each year. Jill's art is currently shown in galleries in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma. Pankey is inspired by photographers such as Allen Ivy, Howard Schatz and painters such as Robert Heindel, Jenny Saville, Xenia Housner, and Paul Wright.

Marie Hines Cowan Won The Jill Pankey Award in Painting

See HERStory Award Show at Manhattan Internation Art Link

Marie Hines Cowan’s oil painting, ‘Erinyes’ resonated with me because of her playful female figurative forms, dancing with abandon and running amuck in her studio. After viewing her body of work, I was drawn to the notion of allowing the ‘muse’ she describes as her inspiration, to guide her colorful, skilled and confident compositions. Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’ may have been inspired by the muse, but Cowan’s contemporary colorful series is a reminder that the artist is responsible to bring forth a message of enlightenment during good and bad times. There is a warmth in her color palette that draws the viewer into her canvas. Her work motivates us to wear that confidence that she portrays with each stroke.” ~ Jill Pankey


Galleries Representing Jill Pankey's Art:

Jane Hamilton Fine Art - Tuscon, AZ

La Posada de Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM

Russell Collection Art Gallery - Austin, TX

Acosta Strong Art Gallery - Oklahoma City, OK

Emerald C Art Gallery - Coronado Island, CA

Just Imagine Art Gallery - Russell, New Zealand

Upcoming Shows:

Russell Collection Art Gallery - Sept.

Jill Pankey recently completed a book titled The Near Death of a Painter and chronicles her painting series of "Pitbulls Are After My Chiwawas". If interested in receiving a copy, please inquire by emailing rbpankey1@gmail.com