Muffy Clark Gill is a contemporary wax resist artist working in mixed media, focusing on the ancient wax and dye resist process known as batik. Personal memories gleaned from a lifelong passion for travel, culture, and history provides the inspiration for her work.
Gill has exhibited nationally in many cities across the US. She also exhibits regularly with the National Association of Women Artists, based in New York City, of which she is a member. Her Native American based series:” The 20 th Century Seminole Experience: Paintings from The Florida Indian Tribes Series” has traveled to many different venues around Florida including: The Florida State Capital Building Art Gallery, Florida Department of State, and the South Florida State College Museum of Art and Culture. The exhibition was recently on view at the Naples Depot Museum.
Two paintings from this series are in the collection of the office of the Florida Secretary of State. Other works in public places can be found in the Volusia County, Florida Courthouse, The Executive Board Room at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Collier County, Florida Museums as well as the South Florida State College Museum of Art and Culture. Recently three panels featuring the history of modern Marco Island based on the themes of air, land, and water were installed on the exterior
west side of the Marco Island Historical Museum.
Gill studied commercial art at Morris County, N.J. Vocational Technical School while attending high school. She received a degree in Graphic Design from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. Creative inspiration has also come from taking additional art courses and workshops in places around the world including Japan and Indonesia.
Muffy Clark Gill was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey and moved to Mountain Lakes New Jersey, where she attended grades K-12. After attending Boston University she briefly lived in Massachusetts and New Hampshire before moving to Naples, Florida. She has lived in Naples for over 35 years in a studio near the beach when she is not traveling the world for inspiration.