PAINTER, PIANIST, VIOLINIST CONSULTANT & PHOTOGRAPHER
JILL LUNN (SHIMIZU) Artist, Owner Valleycreek Craft & Consulting, Consulting Lead Ryan Lunn Music and Consulting
Contact Jill on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-lunn-shimizu-b9a8b0158/
Born and raised in Niagara/Hamilton Area, Jill is the mother of three girls ranging from school aged to post University ages. She has been educated in Special Needs Education and Recreation Management. Trained in visual arts and music from an early age,
Mostly home instructed in many art mediums by her mother, the late, but well-known Artist, Audrey Bernice Shimizu, Jill paints about a range of subjects including Intergenerational trauma, Indigenous Issues and Healing. Although her favorite medium is acrylic paint on canvas, she will alternate with other mediums including sculpture, multi-media collage and photography.
Jill's business Valleycreek Craft and Consulting is now a sub business of Ryan Lunn Music and Consulting.
In collaboration, Jill created a visual arts and photography presentation that depicts Ryan's story and the messages told in the Album “We Are Co-Pilots”. The Trauma/story telling and healing presentation Jill & Ryan have created together, is a beautiful collaboration of their art and is offered in schools, churches, healing groups and conferences.
Jill paints about trauma and healing, indigenous issues and about her personal history as a survivor of the 60’s scoop and child abuse. Her musical/production and art background combine with Ryans Music effortlessly. Together they offer workshops using their art and music works, combined with story telling.
Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre - Feature September 2020
Several of Jill's original pieces hang in agencies and businesses within the Niagara Region including St Catharines General Hospital, Pathstone Mental Health, Contact Niagara and Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre; and London, Ontario; where pieces hang in CPRI, Child and Parent Resource Institute. Numerous pieces of her original work are part of private collections within the Niagara/Hamilton and Toronto (The "Dandelion" piece was gifted to Wanda Ryan to represent the strength, resilience and change that Jill & I both honour and celebrate which is our symbol of life (see above).
Jill and Ryan reside and raise their family in Jordan Station ON. Working from their home studios, Jill works with Ryan Lunn Music and Consulting, as the lead consultant.
All of their children are being trained in music and the arts. Training is provided to the family both by professional music instructors and musical home instruction by Ryan himself.
Jill paints about trauma and healing, indigenous issues and about her personal history as a survivor of the 60’s scoop and child abuse. Her musical/production and art background combine with Ryans Music effortlessly. Together they offer workshops about healing from trauma and addictions, using their art and music works, combined with story telling.
Stellas Studio - Feature on July 2020