Jill Bergman’s linocut relief prints use texture, line work, pattern and contrast to create dynamic and playful images. The western landscape, wildlife, and decorative illustration influence her style. Carving artist linoleum with small tools is a slow process. Every image is carved backwards from how it will look once printed on paper. The design is revealed by carving away the areas that won’t print and leaving the image area high. Ink is rolled onto the block, paper is laid over the top, and it is run through an etching press. Jill will often paint the final image with gouache, use colored ink, or colored paper for variety. Jill is influenced by having grown up in Wyoming with parents who are both scientists with a strong environmental leaning. As a professional artist, she regularly creates artwork for non-profits that educate about environmental issues. She recently completed an 850 square foot mural based on one of her linocuts, that shows the landscape of the Yampa River in Northwest Colorado. This mural was commissioned by Friends of the Yampa and painted with about 120 community members. Jill lives with her family in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and is represented by Pine Moon Fine Art.