Jill D. Lefkowitz

South Florida Artist and Make-up Artist, Jill was born in Queens, New York, and studied painting at NYU. 
While studying at NYU, Jill worked as a make-up artist on music videos and films. Jill felt “painting faces” on actors and musicians was a natural extension as an artist.  She continues to work on major motion pictures and television series. But, her primary passion, painting, has come to the forefront. 

Her two-dimensional canvases reflect cultural influences from all over the world. Jill’s paintings emerge as sculptural illusions, showcasing abundant color surrounded by black outlines. 

Her sculptural illusion inspired Jill’s work on three-dimensional surfaces, starting with barrels. She continues her growth by painting her unique visions on shoes, guitars, vases and more, while still painting on canvas. 

Jill exhibits her work in galleries and museums across Florida.

Artworks





Trumpet Man

Trumpet Man emerged from spontaneous imagery while I drew on canvas. Colors pursue a dialogue with music, using earth tones to convey jazz and the blues. White areas promote three-dimensional qualities. Trumpet Man‘s teeth work as his finger buttons making him one with his instrument.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas mounted on a Floating Wooden Frame
Dimensions: 26" X 1" X 22"
Status: Available
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Twin Man

Twin Man explores the relationship between two armored figures displayed in their own canvas. Juxtaposing the two canvases, a unified face emerges from the two figures forming one dynamic painting. The vibrant yellow symbolizes integrity and honor. Adding orange with yellow produces positive energy grounded by warm earthy browns.

Medium: Acrylic on two canvases mounted on a Floating Wooden Frame
Dimensions: 34" X 1" X 22"
Status: Available
Subscription Plan: Art Collector ($149)
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Strobo Maxx

Having been exhibited at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in South Florida, Strobo Maxx is one of my favorite pieces. It was a new direction for me in relation to color palette and dimension. Strobo Maxx embodies my process on a larger scale regarding canvas paintings. The colors followed the sketching as if I planned the composition, but as usual, Strobo Maxx is spontaneous. The faces are masks from diverse ancient cultures emerging as a contemporary conglomeration of technology, celebrity and society. The bright rainbow colors embellish the personalities who appear to fight for prominence in the painting. The figures at the bottom are... [More]

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 48" X 2" X 48"
Status: Available
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ATTRACTED

ATTRACTED represents the earth and fertility, reminiscent of mythic Gods and cultural icons. The expectant couple connects by their mouths to symbolize oneness with their child. I use one of my favorite color palettes, earth tones, which include browns, tans, and blues to create the couple and their relationship to reality and spirit. The black outlines, which is representational of my work gives a three-dimensional sense, stressed by white spaces.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas in a Wooden Floating Frame
Dimensions: 22" X 1" X 34"
Status: Available
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We Can Always Be Friends

As in KNOW IT ALL, Green and yellow highlighting stress the predominantly blue colors in WE CAN ALWAYS BE FRIENDS. Defined figurative faces stare directly at the viewer, maybe, asking, “what shall I do?”. A great conversation piece for the living room or den.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 24" X 2" X 20"
Status: Expected Back Soon
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Simians

I displayed Simians at the Endangered Species Exhibit at Art Basel in Miami. It is an homage to all endangered species, but especially to apes. The eyes show intelligence, dignity, and personalities of our cousins surrounded by organic colors symbolizing their habitat. Simian can accentuate your office, your living room, your family room, or your children‘s room.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 24" X 2" X 20"
Status: Available
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Observing the Future

Observing the future originated as the first in a series of four connected paintings. However, the figurative abstracts took a life of their own demanding their own space. I used rainbow colors to project optimism towards future days. The abstract faces project confidence and resilience, looking everywhere but at the viewer.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 20" X 2" X 24"
Status: Available
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UnParalleled Universe

UnParalleled Universe explores more of my spontaneous abstract faces living together as one abstract society. The faces are accidental, appearing as I draw, intertwined and borrowing features from each other. They exhume optimism and hope with the help of popping rainbow colors.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 24" X 2" X 20"
Status: Unavailable
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Luna’s Sister

Luna’s Sister is the sibling of a body form I painted called, Luna. The pinks, yellows, oranges and reds are an homage to fashion designer, Emilio Pucci. The faces and colors in Luna’s Sister collide to create a diverse abstract design than most of my work.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 24" X 2" X 20"
Status: Available
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Know It All

Green and yellow highlights accentuate the predominant blue color. Faces and shapes in Know It All shift and bend producing an illusion of movement. Are they having a business meeting? What are the figures discussing?  Are the figures playing Telephone Tag, where the message differs with each conversation?

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 18" X 1.375" X 24"
Status: Available
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Susmagarri

Susmagarri’s colors are one of my favorite combinations. Assorted blue hues partner with beige and brown earth tones. The white surrounding and within the earth tones give the painting a three-dimensional quality. The faces look right at the viewer providing an informal sense of recognition and serenity.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 30" X .5" X 20"
Status: Available
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