ARTIST STATEMENT: I enjoy painting with acrylics on canvas and wood panels, and exploring mixed media applications and collage. My long career teaching art to all ages, informs my love of strong composition, line and texture. As a child, I was deeply influenced by the great South African masters, many of whom had come as refugees from Nazi Europe where they painted in the Expressionist style.

BIO: Jillian Goldberg was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa where she completed a B.A. in Art Education at the University of Cape Town. After teaching and directing private educational summer camps and art programs for over thirty-five years in Charlotte, NC, she is now retired and lives in Cary with her husband.  Since 2007 Jillian has enjoyed painting full time in her home studio and attends workshops and master classes annually, constantly seeking to broaden her understanding, appreciation and skills. In 2014, Jillian published a book on her mentor and friend, Benjamin Forrest Williams, who was the first curator of the North Carolina Museum of Art from its inception in 1949 until 1979. The book, “Benjamin Forrest Williams, a biographical essay” is available on Amazon.


Durham Art Guild

Artspace, Raleigh NC

International Association of Experimental Artists

Watercolor Society of North Carolina

Village Art Circle, Cary NC (founding member, 2013-2017)

Roundabout Art Collective, Raleigh NC (closed May 2017)


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