Jill McGannon completed her BFA and MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia in 1985 and 1988, and has made a living as an artist since then. After graduating, she studied with Gregg Kreutz, David Leffel, Terry Miura, Marc Hanson, and others. Her work can be seen at Mason Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia and Addington Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. She paints realistic landscape, figure and still life paintings in oils, preferring to work from life whenever possible. Her favorite destinations for plein air landscape painting include the Georgia coast and mountains, the mountains of North Carolina, and the Italian countryside. The smaller plein air works are often used as references to paint larger paintings in the studio. Jill lives in the Atlanta area. For Jill’s show schedule, please sign the email list.

“For me, landscape painting is a search for the phenomenally beautiful. I try to find a view with a little bit of magic and then magnify it.”

Plein air Awards

2019 First Place in the Quick Paint at Gilmer Arts’ Plein Air- Art in the Mountains, Ellijay, GA

Second Place at Paint Duluth 4, in Duluth, GA

Second Place at the Olmsted PaintQuick Community Award, Atlanta, GA

2018 People’s Choice Award, and Award of Merit at Paint Duluth 3, Duluth, GA

2015 First Place in Quick Paint at Gilmer Arts’ Plein Air- Art at the Vineyard, Ellijay, GA

2014, 2013, 2012 Second Place, Gwinnet Parks Plein air at Tannery Row Artists Colony, Buford, G

2012 Best in Show, Madison Arts Guild, Madison, GA

Show Awards

2018 Featured Artist at Gala 2018 at Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

2014, 2015 Award of Merit at Historic Honeyhorn Artists Market, Hilton Head Island, SC

2010 First Place, Arts on the Creek, Johns Creek Arts Center, Johns Creek, GA

Acceptance into National Group Shows

2019 Meritorious, Richeson 75 Still Life and Floral Competition

2018 Eastern League of Professional Artists at the Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

2017 Eastern League of Professional Artists at the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center in Blue Ridge, GA

2015 Oil Painters of America (OPA) Eastern Regional Exhibition

2015 National Juried Online show for American Women Artists (AWA)

2015, 2016, 2017, National Juried Exhibition for Women Painters of the Southeast (WPSE)

Jill McGannon
Designation: Painting Oil & Acrylic
List of Classes, instructor is teaching:
g.) Painting with Jill McGannon "Techniques" Wednesday Morning Winter 2021