Born and educated in New Zealand.
After working as a bookseller and publisher’s representative, left New Zealand to travel through Southeast and West Asia and the Middle East for two years. Lived in England for 10 years, mainly in Oxford, Buckinghamshire and London, before moving to West Cork with family in 2000.
In 2018 Jill received a BA Hons. Visual Art, First Class Honours, from the Dublin Institute of Technology, (Sherkin Island).