Jill Allyn Stafford is a collage and mixed media artist based out of Sacramento, California. Jill’s experimentation with collage as an art form began as a way to fashion new stories from images she found in magazines and books. Taking them from one environment and throwing them into a new, sometimes harsher one has allowed Jill to express conflict, love, humor and loss.
Jill currently creates work using not only found paper, but also photographs she’s taken, generally applying them as transfers. She has also found a love in creating multiple textures in each piece, utilizing tissue paper, newsprint, modeling paste extender, pumice gel medium, among other things.
Jill believes strongly that her art should be viewed and touched.
In addition to making art, Jill is a mother, a legal assistant in a small healthlaw law firm, fundraises and raises awareness for breast cancer and breast cancer research, donates art for multiple non-profits and charities, and attempts to coax other artists to share their work with the public. Jill also helped form, and at one point served as the volunteer artistic director of the nonprofit arts group Vox Sacramento.