Jill Bliss

About Me & My Work

I’m a professional artist, designer, teacher and naturalist. I’m also an amateur photographer, homesteader, explorer & writer! While that seems like a lot of different interests, they’re all actually inter-connected and -related. My professional work is inspired by Salish Sea animals, plants & ecosystems. My amateur work is inspired by specific things I come across.

I spent my seminal childhood years on a farm in northern California, while my adult life took place in the big cities of New York, San Francisco & Portland OR, until…

In late 2012 I sold most everything for a year-long self-imposed sabbatical to reconnect with the slower natural pace and living things I knew & adored as a child.

I’ve been living, working, traveling & exploring amongst the Salish Sea islands of Canada & Washington State ever since. The sabbatical is officially over, but I’ve decided to stay out here. The Salish Sea Ecosystem as a whole, and the ecosystems of each individual island, are endlessly fascinating.

Do you want to see the highly edited pretty version of my daily life? Check out my instagram feed!

Want to read slightly edited weekly writings on what it’s really like to live out here? I’ve begun sharing interesting island instances on my blog when I have access to power!