About

Muffy Clark Gill is an award-winning artist who  uses mixed media, photography, and the fabric and dye painting process known as batik to create images that convey feelings of dichotomy and combine her love of color with her life experiences.

Her paintings have been widely exhibited throughout Florida and nationally. She has had twenty-five plus solo exhibitions of her work, exhibited in prestigious venues such as the:

  • South Florida State College Museum of Florida Art and Culture, Avon Park
  • Florida State Capitol 22nd Floor Art Gallery, Tallahassee
  • LeMoyne Center for the Arts, Tallahasse, FL.
  • Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
  • Florida Department of State R. A. Gray Building, Tallahassee
  • Sebastopol Art Center, Sebastopol, CA
  • Museum of the Everglades
  • Museum of S.W. Florida History
  • Marco Island Historical Museum
  • Wirtz Gallery, First National Bank of South Miami
  • Art Lab, Florida Gulf Coast University

 

With a career spanning more than thirty years, Muffy Clark Gill’s work has been included in more than 80 regional, state and national juried and invitational exhibitions and festivals throughout Florida. She has received a total of 50+ awards including Best in Show, Merit and Purchase Awards for her work by internationally renowned professionals in the contemporary art field such as Erin Wright, Barbara Shapiro, Stephen Knudson, Diane Cambier, Bonnie Clearwater, Elaine Gustafson, Donald Kuspit, Ned Rifkin, Faith Ringgold, Daniel Stetson, Michelle Tuegel, Clyde Butcher, and Harry Benson.

Recently three commissioned paintings featuring the history of Modern Marco Island were completed and installed on the exterior walls of the Marco Island Historical Museum. Two works  from The American Native series are now a part of the collection of the Florida Secretary of State on a permanent loan. Two other works were selected for purchase by the Florida Art-in-State Buildings public art program; one for the Florida Gulf Coast University’s Edwards Hall, Fort Myers, and the other for the Volusia County Courthouse, Deland. A third work is in the collection of the FGCU Naples Center, Naples, Florida.

In 1997, Muffy Clark Gill received national recognition in having her work selected for the Top 100, National Arts for the Parks competition, a national traveling exhibition.

She is a member of The Florida Artists Group, and the National Association of Women Artists: two professional organizations juried by her peers.

Muffy Clark Gill’s work is in the permanent collection of the following Florida museums:

  • Florida Department of State
  • Collier County Museum
  • Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
  • Museum of the Everglades
  • Marco Island Historical Museum
  • The Naples Art Association

Corporations collecting her work include:

  • Whole Foods Market, Naples, Florida
  • Northern Trust Bank, Naples, Florida
  • Physicians Regional Medical Center, Naples, Florida
  • Lely Development Corporation

In 2001, Eloise Piper, Hand Books Press, featured Muffy Clark Gill in the book “Batik for Artists and Quilters”. Art writers and critics have written extensively about Muffy Clark Gill in articles for publications such as The Cover of “The Silkworm” Silk Painters International Magazine; 2013 Cover stories in the Naples Daily News and the Fort Myers News-Press; Gulfshore Life Magazine, The Journal of Surface Design Association, Life in Naples Magazine, Bonita Living Magazine, and TV documentary on WGCU Public Media “Expressions” TV program and member magazine. Recently, Muffy was a feature artist on the “Artsy Shark” blog, one of the largest artist blogs in readership in the world.

Muffy Clark Gill received her BFA, Graphic Design, Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston, MA in 1977 and furthered her independent studies at the DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA and with several nationally known fiber artists. She maintains her residence and studio in Naples, Florida.

Muffy at Work

Muffy at Work on ” In Plane Sight II”