Hello and Welcome to Jillian Jane Art!
Inspired by her local community coming together to create a better place through art, music, and good vibes, Jillian wanted in on the action. With the support of friends and family, she opened her website and began doing local pop-up boutiques in 2017.
While discussing her artwork, Jillian says her preferred medium is India ink because, "it can be finite and meticulous or it can flow like water. It's so easy to bring things to life with." Her art is often described as bright and whimsical, with a few darker pieces scattered throughout her collections. Being an animal lover (especially dogs, she says), Jillian loves capturing beloved pet's personalities on paper. Her detailed pet portraits are stunning and uniquely show each pet's individual quarks.
Only happy with multiple irons in the fire, Jillian decided to try her hand at candle making. After two years of research, experiments, and perfecting the craft, Afterglow Hand Poured Soy Candles was born! So much love and attention goes into each candle. Not only does Jillian hand pour each and every one, she even puts her calligraphy skills to use by hand lettering every label. Staying environmentally friendly has always been important to Jillian, therefore the products used in making the soy candles are carefully selected and of the highest quality. The wood wicks are naturally processed and sourced from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Natural soy wax is renewable, non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from soybeans grown in the USA. In fact, all of the products used in the making of Afterglow Hand Poured Soy Candles are made in the USA!
Jillian Jane Art is a labor of love that is devoted to supporting local artists and artisans in Western Maryland. Collaborations and idea exchanges are always welcome!
A special shout out goes to Jillian's husband Justin, a talented local craftsman who helped make this dream possible.