Jillian’s love of art has existed since her very earliest memories, even winning an Australia-wide colouring award at age seven.  Entering high school she convinced her parents to sign up for ‘boys’ classes, instead of the ‘girls’ classes, just so she could take art. After gaining an “A” for art in third year her father’s failing health led to her joining the work force – far from her dream of art.


Jillian  grew up in Grange has lived in England, Germany, and U.S.A. and has just returned after twelve years in the U.S.A.  Working in occupations far removed from art she still managed to apply herself to art from time to time.  For a time she was self-employed, sketching some 9,000 Adelaide homes for Real Estate Companies. In 1998 she started applying her talents to traditional art and painting and was delighted to win an award at her first attempt. She has continued to pursue art ever since, even having a gallery at West Beach for a while.


Mediums, subjects and sizes are no barrier to Jillian.  However, she does have a particular love of  small format art (SFA), particularly the world of miniature art which requires a very special skill-set. Jillian also enjoys photography,loves to teach/demonstrate art, mentor artists and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in connecting with her, particularly anyone interested in classes/workshops or information on SFA, miniature art and art journaling/sketchbooks.


Contact Details and Websites:       Email:        jillian@jilliancrider.com          Website:        http://www.jilliancrider.com 




Jillian’s Art Images - Click on title to view that image

1.    “Dawn Trotters - Semaphore” - Watercolour

2.    “Starkiststarburst” - Acrylics

3.    “Hanley Farm” - Pen & Wash

 4.    “The Japanese Teapot” - Pastel

5.    “The Buffalo Hunter” - Miniature art - Transparent watercolour

Text Box: Jillian Crider

Memberships - Current

Pastel Society of South Australia (PASA)

Royal Society of South Australia (RSASA)

Port Community Arts Centre (PCAC)

Painters of America (miniature)

Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF)

Association of Miniature Artists (AMA - global) Cider







Memberships - Past

ARPA – The Australian Guild of Realist Artists

Burnside Painting Group

Henley & Grange Art Society      Salisbury Art Society       

Salisbury Art Society

Art Presence - Oregon, USA

Art Du Jour Gallery - Oregon, USA

Watercolor Society of Oregon - USA

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Oregon, USA

Southern Oregon Society of Artists, USA

Southern Oregon Plein Air Society, USA

Atlanta Artists Center, USA

Arts Clayton, Georgia, USA

Georgia Plein Air, USA

Georgia Watercolor Society, USA

Freelance Forum, Georgia, USA

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illust’s - Worldwide


1998 - Honourable Mention RA&HS Art Purchase Prize

2001 - 3rd Prize Blackwood Rotary Art Show

2003 - Eppie Awards Finalist - Best Ill. Children’s Book

2003-7 Juried entry to many Atlanta Artists Center exhibitions         

2006 - Hon. Mention “Labor of Love” Exhibition Grady Memorial Hospital, GA, USA

2006-09 - Various Awards, Artists Choice Awards

2010 - Finalist, Watercolor Society of Oregon, 45th Ann Transparent Exhibition, OR, USA

2010 - #5 Choice Award, Cider Painters of America Int Exhibit Award, PA, USA

2011 - Americana Award, Cider Painters of America Int Exhibit Award, PA, USA

2013 - Quarterly Award, Southern Oregon Soc Artists, USA