The paintings of Jill Louise Campbell delight one’s soul. The joyous use of colour, the delicious touches of gold, the hauntingly lovely locations that evoke emotions, memories or dreams and last but never least, the wonderful stories that are often behind their creation. How could one not fill ones home with them? – Wendy C. Giffen, author.
Jill your paintings inspire me to relax more and be good to myself more and they give me peace. Especially the Angel one. You are truly a great Canadian artist and I tell anyone who is coming your way to go to your gallery on Salt Spring Island. I love the colours and the whimsical way you see things and can then recreate them on the canvas. You are truly remarkable. I am so glad I found your work all those years ago and now have several paintings in my home. Judy Pape
Dr Leslie Conton writes…
“I just love your colors, images, they feel both whimsical,
visionary, and somehow grounded at the same time. I really hope that your shamanic adventures may contribute to ongoing blossoming of your prodigious talents! I am always so inspired and awed by people who can put their inner and outer visions into a form that really communicates to others at so many deep levels.”
Arts and culture are about more than economic growth. About more than the Gross Domestic Product. Our artists, writers and performers enrich the quality of our lives. They can inspire and challenge us. They can help us understand our past. They can help us know who we are. They can help us to imagine new possibilities, new choices for the future. Arts and culture are not for the few. Cultural participation develops our creativity, enriches our citizenship, feeds the spirit. Arts and culture must be integrated into our lives and our communities.
~ former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
The Canticle of the Sun
by Francis of Assisi
Most high, all powerful, all good Lord! All praise is yours, all glory, all honor, and all blessing. To you, alone, Most High, do they belong. No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce your name.
Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him. And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens you have made them, precious and beautiful.
Be praised, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your creatures sustenance.
Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom you brighten the night. He is beautiful and cheerful, and powerful and strong.
Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
Be praised, my Lord, through those who forgive for love of you; through those who endure sickness and trial. Happy those who endure in peace, for by you, Most High, they will be crowned.
Be praised, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death, from whose embrace no living person can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Happy those she finds doing your most holy will. The second death can do no harm to them.
Praise and bless my Lord, and give thanks, and serve him with great humility.