Portrait Artist of the Year

"I like the David Hockney sense of the figure ..." Kate Bryan, Judge on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year

Paoty S7 2020 - Jill Iliffe Timelapse from Storyvault Films on Vimeo.

In 2020 Jill was selected from over 1000 entrants to take part in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. In less than four hours artists create a portrait of a surprise sitter filmed at Battersea Arts Centre in London. (It is less than four hours because during that time the artists are taken from the space to be interviewed and filmed.) Jill's sitter was television presenter and former general manager of Michelin starred restaurants, Fred Sirieix. The short timeframe does not suit Jill's way of working, but it was an interesting experience which she was glad that she took part in.