Earning a living in her late teens and early twenties as an animal portrait artist through the medium of oil, pencil, and charcoal, Jill Hayward says she has always embraced the arts in one form or another. Essentially a self-taught photographer, Jill’s portfolio of work displays her exceptional talent and diversification in this medium.
Describing herself as a “wildlife addict,” she is in constant pursuit of those rare and inspiring images that nature sometimes bestows to a quiet and patient photographer – a photographer not adverse to scrambling up rocky outcrops, or hunkering down in an alpine meadow for hours on end to “get that unique shot.”
“Finding those special moments when a bird, coyote, or deer, accept you into their world is very rewarding,” says Jill, “It’s then that you feel a sense of great privilege to be able to record these magical moments from natures domain.”
A winner of several awards for her pictures; Jill’s work shows her passion in creating photographs that celebrate both the drama found in nature, and the beauty of life as she sees it from all vantage points.
Jill will be the featured artist for the month of November at Armour Mountain Art Gallery in their new facility at #1 – 4353 Connor Road (next to Chamber of Commerce), Barriere.
Join her on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. for the opening of her most recent photography works.
“I’m quite excited about this showing,” says the photographer, “This is a new collection of my wildlife photos that have something a little bit different to say. I hope people will come out and enjoy the pictures, and especially feel free to ask me questions about catching wildlife with their cameras.”