Art of Jillian Crider - Personal Website of artist, Jillian Crider


Jillian Crider (artistjillian) grew up in the beach-side suburb of Grange, in Adelaide, South Australia as "Jill Capon" - part of the Capon and Lill families. Her birth family is from the rural mid-north (Riverton, Saddleworth) of South Australia - Hannaford and Noble - she was adopted at birth (she is the great, great, great grand daughter of Susannah Hannaford - Wikipedia). She has lived in Australia, England, Germany, and the USA. Currently she has recently moved back to South Australia, after spending 13 years in the USA - Georgia & southern Oregon.

Jillian was born with a talent for drawing, and even though excelling at High School Art (lettering, design and history of art) with an "A" at age 15 (final year, marked by North Adelaide School of Art tutors), she is self-taught, as she was not able to study further at formal art schools or institutions, as was her dream and goal. This doesn't stop her from teaching occasionally, which she enjoys.

Employed through life in various fields other than art, she calls herself 'A Jill of All Trades', and this follows through to her art. One of her solo exhibitions was presented as 'A Jill of All Shades'. For a while she was self-employed doing house portraiture in pen and ink - producing over 9,000 portraits! 

 She works in a multiple of mediums and sizes, even including some very tiny miniatures. Her work is collected world-wide. She has won awards in notable exhibitions, and been juried into numerous art shows.

During her life she has picked up some odd areas to apply her art - rubber stamp design, set design, jewellery design, instant lottery ticket design, murals, billboards, photography, movie theatre advertising, graphic design, pop-corn cans, book covers, magazine illustration, and even a cow pat pad! 

She started painting 'seriously' with a few works in 1998 when a friend wanted to see some of her artwork and she had none to show. So she set about 'proving herself as an artist'. Her 2nd pastel won an award, and she has gone on from there with more art, more awards and exhibitions. She had her own gallery/studio 2001-2003 at West Beach, South Australia. Jillian was Outside Exhibitions Art Director of the Atlanta Artists Center for several years and on their Board of Directors. 

Currently she is devoting as much time to art as she can, and sells much of it online. She also likes promoting art and other artists, and has a deep attachment to miniature art, ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions and Originals - 2.5x3.5"), and SFA (Small Format Art), even though she paints in large sizes also. She heads up several art groups online. 


Her first website was in 1998. The website has been online since 1st June 2001.

To view Jillian's Awards, Galleries and Exhibitions, Classes, and more - check the navigation bar.


Jillian Crider, PO Box 97, Semaphore, South Australia 5019
jillian AT 
Commissioned artwork, illustration work, and licensing inquiries welcome. 
Mobile Phone: 0426 915 001
Art available to purchase online: (Australian artists online gallery - selling art worldwide)