|Dancing Flame by Jillian Crider|
Jillian Crider's watercolor paintings are so detailed, it is difficult to imagine that most are only 2.5 x 3.5 inches --the size of a trading card. Having found her niche in Artist Trading Cards (ATC and ACEO), she sees the market growing along with her passion for creating the highly collectible miniature works of art.
A self-taught artist, Jillian applied her talent in graphic design and other art related work before she "started painting seriously" in 1998. By 2000, she had opened her own gallery and studio. Her paintings are also for sale at shows throughout the United States and online.
In addition to being a freelance artist and writer, she also enjoys teaching others to paint. Jillian says that, she's a "Jill of many trades," but it appears she is best known for house portraiture. After all, she's painted over 9,000.
Jillian Crider is from Australia. She currently lives in White City, Oregon, USA.