The exhibition includes a range of depictions of the wetlands, the adjacent coastline and the characteristic reens of the area, along with some of the birds found in the wetlands reserve, such as the little egret and great crested grebe.
The paintings, all executed in pastels although Jill occasionally produces works in other media, make full use of the rich tones that pastels can provide to capture the unique atmosphere of the wetlands environment.
Jill trained at Newport College of Art and has established a strong reputation for her pastel landscapes both in Wales and wider. As well as painting, she works as an art tutor and will be giving a pastels workshop at the Wetlands Centre on 13 November.
The RSPB’s Newport Wetlands Centre has become widely known for its birdlife both near the Centre, along the coastline and also at the purpose built saltwater lagoons at nearby Goldcliff where a range of wading birds including the avocet (the emblem of the RSPB) can be spotted.
The centre boasts excellent facilities including educational areas, a retail area and coffee shop with panoramic lake views etc.
The exhibition runs from 2 October to 31 December 2010.
For further details, telephone the Centre on 01633 636363, or visit the website at