Jill Bliss

About Me & My Work

I’m a professional artist, designer & teacher and an amateur photographer, homesteader, explorer & writer! Wow, that sounds like a lot but it’s actually all inter-connected and -related. My professional work is inspired by west coast 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 to Return To Nature for a year-long self-imposed sabbatical. Some people - ahem, mom - thought I was losing it. I think I’m thisclose to finding it. Whatever “it” is. I’ve been living, working, traveling & exploring amongst the western islands of Canada & Washington State ever since. The sabbatical is officially over, but I’ve decided to stay out here In The Boonies. Mom’s sending chocolates up from Civilization, and whatever else she thinks I absolutely can’t live without. That should be interesting!

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 my year’s worth of travel journal stories on my blog.