About C/V

 Jill Powell   BA(Hons)                                                                                      

Creative, hardworking and enthusiastic art practise graduate with laboratory experience in scientific environments, also design and management skills in creative art projects.  Able to work on own or part of a team.  Flexible, motivated and interested in all forms of expressive and humorous art who loves to share her love of creativity and sense of humour with like-minded people.

Creative work experience 

January 2023

Photorenga workshop, Penarth

November 2022

Art On The Hill Exhibition, St Marks, Gold Top Newport

July 2nd 2022

Solidarity of Hope Collective live show at Unity Festival, Llanelli

May-June 2022

First Solo Exhibition at Cwtsh Arts and Community Centre Newport

February 2022

Art Lab Project with Cardiff University on AMR with Exhibition at Chapter Arts House in Cardiff.

October 2020-November 2021

Attended Royal Drawing School online zoom courses on Graphic Novels and Graphic storylines

June-September 2021

Mentored Ian Faulkener on Illustrating Poetry Book

December 2020

Mentored Doug Spellacy on illustrating Poetry Book

March 2020

Took part in nhs portraits for heroes instigated by Tom Croft.  Created portrait of Grace and Chasqi

October 2017-present day

Illustrator Co-collaboration on “Power Play” Illustrated poetry book

Volunteer at Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre 

Volunteer for the Alzheimer and Dementia Class

January 2016-June  Art Tutor at Scope.

Art Tutor at the local Scope Day Centre.

June-Sept 2013        Art Helper at CMIG Mental Health Drop in Centre

Art volunteer at local mental health drop in centre.  Encouraging and supporting vulnerable adults to create art in a relaxing and supportive environment.

2008                          Co-Creator with Pontypool Textile Artists

Managed and helped produce a rag rug project with local textile group for a political installation.

2006                          Web designer, Author and Manager

Created and ran a Science Fiction website on Webster, Torfaen’s online Community Portal.  This involved chairing the Community Users group, developing a Science Fiction website, conveying up to date information from the world of science fiction and writing amusing stories and questionnaires.

Hermits Sci-Fi Fantasy site

2005-2006                Self Employed Portrait Painter

Involved with Newport Indoor Market’s Enterprising Art scheme to become a portrait painter.  This involved producing pen and ink caricatures of local people at craft fairs, market research, and promotion through cards and leaflets, website development and pricing work.

1998-2001                Set Designer and Painter

Designed, painted and created scenery and costumes for local Chapel and Youth Group’s Theatre productions for Cinderella

1997                          Mural Designer and Painter

Designed and painted murals for a local nursery. This involved research into paint toxicity and pre-school imagery.


2009-2015                 BA Hons, Art Practice, University of South Wales 

Modules included: Art History, Life Drawing, and Photoshop

Printmaking, Woodwork and Metalwork, Oil Painting, Photography and Animation

Final Year Contextual Study on

The Artist’s Joke:   How have artists used humour as a response

 to human tragedy and suffering

2007-2009               National Diploma in Graphic Design, Gwent Tertiary College,

Pontypool.   Distinction

1976-1979               HNC Biomedical Sciences, Bristol Polytechnic

1974-1976               3  “A” Levels in Zoology, Chemistry and Botany

And                          9O” Levels including English and Mathematics to Level2

Other Work Experience

1976-1996                Biomedical Scientist in Scientific Laboratories this included Medical and Chemical processes.

General and Transferable skills 

I.T.                              Passed the European Driving License and conversant with website design and Adobe Photoshop


Skills                          Website Administrator



Managed staff in laboratories, Chairwoman of Webster’s Community Group


2007                           Developed website for The Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.

References on Request

Jill Powell  BA(Hons)Exhibitions

2022       Art on The Hill, Newport St Marks Church, Gold Tops, Newport

2022       Solidarity of Hope virtual performance, Llanelli

2022       Artlab AMR Exhibition at Chapter, Cardiff

2021        Oxford University Hospitals Portraits for Heroes Exhibition

2021        Barry Central Arts in Isolation Exhibition

2020        Google Arts and Culture NHS Heroes

2019         Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama “What’s Next” event

2019         VJ Gallery, Cardiff University (March 21st)

2019         WAA   IWD open exhibition: LLANOVER HALL, CARDIFF

2019         Power Play Barnabas Arts House, Poetry and Illustrations.

Joint Exhibition of my artwork and Mair de Gare Pitts poetry

2018         WAA Winter Exhibition, OUT OF THE BOX.

2018-19    The Gate Gallery, Cardiff Winter Show, The Sea.

2018         The Gate Gallery, Cardiff, Summer Show, Woman.

2018         DAC Summer Exhibition, On The Edge, Celf O Gwmpas Llandridnod


2018         Taboo, The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, RCT

2017          Woodland Summer Show, The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, RCT

2016          Alone In The Universe Winter Show, The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, RCT

2016          BIG small ART Nation Summer Show, The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, RCT

2015          Final Year Degree Show, USW

2013          Second Year Degree Show, USW

2009          National Diploma in Graphic Design Exhibition,

2006 Oct        Winner of Community Art Competition,

2005-2006       Taste of Enterprise Exhibition, Newport Market, Newport South Wales

5 thoughts on “About C/V

  1. HI Gill thanks for re-blogging my post – our backgrounds are not so dis-similar good luck with the rest of your studies – look forward to following your progress 🙂


    1. Hi Veronica, thank you for your kind comments. I love following your work and eagerly await each blog.
      Good luck in the future Gill


    1. Hi Karen, thanks for the email. I have used your website as an example of a good website in my uni work I hope you don’t mind. It is a lovely open and friendly site and your art work is amazing. I have just started making little animation stories in plasticine which are great fun. Keep in touch and good luck with Uni. Gill


  2. Hi Gill, I am very flattered! Thank you! By “Uni’ you mean university? I’m curious — what was the course context? I saw the “Bolero” video — was that one yours? I’d love to try claymation sometime — I wish I had clones so I could do more!


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