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Featured Artist : Jill Targer |

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I've been a silk painter since 1999, and Dharma has supplied me with most of my materials. I use Sennelier Tinfix dyes and gutta almost exclusively, and have been sponsored by them at Learning Products Expo workshops that I conduct in Southern California. I like to draw my designs freehand and paint using watercolor brushes of various sizes. I have found that steaming my silks (according to Dharma's catalog instructions) results in the best color development and luster for my pieces, which include scarves and paintings that I mount on canvas.

Much of my work revolves around wine and vineyards, which reflect my surroundings in California's Central Coast wine country. Sometimes it's just fun to mingle the colors and see what happens. I consider my techniques to be a partnership between my ideas and the silk and dyes, and I often let the creative process take over as my pieces progress.

I have won several first prizes and Best of Show awards in the Santa Barbara County Fair with my paintings. I also teach classes at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA. My work has been on magazine covers and featured on posters and other festival items. My silk designs are also featured on a line of cocktail napkins and coasters, which are available nationally.

Among my greatest pleasures are my demonstrations of silk painting throughout California, and I volunteer my time in various art awareness groups in my community. My mission as an artist is to bring color and happiness to my audience, one smile at a time. Please visit my website at

Jill Targer
2890 Tepusquet Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 937-3290

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Dharma Products Used
Sennelier Tinfix Design Silk Dye
Sennelier Tinfix Design Silk Dye

Sennelier Tinfix Design is Sennelier's line of ready-to-use silk dyes. Concentrated for intense, rich color. A favorite among famous French designers!

Brushes for all types of Fabric
Brushes for all types of Fabric

Brushes for fabric painting and silk painting.

Fabric Dyes
Fabric Dyes
Dharma Trading Co. has tons of fabric dyes for dyeing all kinds of fabrics with all fabric dyeing techniques. Everything is discounted and we offer same day shipping.
Cotton Napkins, Table Runners, Place Mats
Cotton Napkins, Table Runners, Place Mats

Runner is hemmed, Placemats and Napkins are serged. They are made from of Cotton Duck.

Transfer Ready Placemats, Mousepads, & Coasters
Transfer Ready Placemats, Mousepads, & Coasters

Decorate with markers & paints, or image transfer any designs you want; from friends and family to animals and landscapes.

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