Jill Jensen knows the Blue Ridge. She lives close enough to see mountain vistas every day; she has hiked mountain trails and often camps in nearby parks. She paints renditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains on fabric, carves printing plates of their trees and stitches their contours in her Lynchburg, VA, studio.
Jensen explains: "I find nature to be an important source of inspiration. Living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I see beautiful vistas, striking sunsets and ever changing flora on a daily basis. Sometimes it is color, other times the stark silhouettes of bare trees catch my eye and move me to create."
Artist Jill Jensen will join us at the festival again this year. She invites you to create some nature-inspired art of your own at a 12:30 talk/demo.
Round Hill AT: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.