Jill Keller Peters
I have a fascination with color. Color is potent. It grips me. I like to wield color to articulate a singular feeling, emotion or quality of thought. Color, thoughtfully and artfully crafted together shapes a language, a collection of parts working and harmonizing together and against each other. For me, these parts, these blocks of color speak deeply and eloquently in connection with the unspoken whisperings of my spirit and psyche. I speak my fears, and the color speaks hope and beauty. I speak my celebrations and the color declares rhapsodic bliss.
Choreography of Color is an exploration of the rhythms and movements of color created to examine the states of wellbeing and wonder. In designing this collection for The Passdoor I experienced the calming effect of sitting beside a pool of water, the buoyant lift of falling in love (with life!), the wonder of a sky and sea before a storm and the recurrent joy of the coming of spring. Allow my colors to embrace you.
Keller Peters’ inspiration is born out of the Bauhaus modernists, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Josef Albers, whose work she has had the opportunity to see in Switzerland and the U. S. on various travels.
Leading up to her modernist works, Jill painted contemporary impressionist landscapes of northern Californian and Europe. Even at that time, her works were created with an emphasis on color. Keller Peters’ paintings have been exhibited and sold nationally, and she has participated in both Art at the Source and Art Trails open studios in Santa Rosa. Ms. Keller Peters was represented by Galerie Judith Engelstad in Sausalito from 2007 – 2014, and was a partner at the Graton Gallery in 2012. Jill remains a signature member of the American Impressionist Society.