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 more than thirty plus solo exhibitions of her work, exhibited in prestigious venues such as the:
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, First and Second place, 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.
Two works from The American Native series are now a part of the collection of the Florida Secretary of State. Two other works were selected for purchase by the Florida Art-in-State Buildings public art program; one for 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 2015 Muffy Clark Gill was commissioned to create three scenes of modern Marco Island, Florida history that are permanently displayed on the outside walls of the Marco Island Historical Museum.
In 1997 She received national recognition for her work by having her work selected for the Top 100, National Arts for the Parks competition, a national traveling exhibition.
She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists-- a national professional organization juried by her peers as well as a member of Silk Painters International (SPIN) and the Surface Design Association as well as participation in many other national and state artist organizations.
Muffy Clark Gill’s work is in the permanent collection of the following Florida museums:
Corporations collecting her work include:
Art writers and critics have written extensively about Muffy Clark Gill in articles for publications such as the December, 2017 issue of Gulfshore Life Magazine, the cover story of “The Silkworm”-- Silk Painters International Magazine; 2013; cover stories in the Naples Daily News and the Fort Myers News-Press, The Journal of Surface Design Association, Gulfshore Life Magazine, Life in Naples Magazine, Bonita Living Magazine, and a TV documentary on WGCU Public Media “Expressions” TV program and member magazine. In 2001, Eloise Piper, Hand Books Press, featured Muffy Clark Gill in the book “Batik for Artists and Quilters”. 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, from Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. She furthered her independent studies at the DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA and with several nationally known fiber artists. Personal commissions are accepted and she does teafch workshops featuring the batik and rozome processes. She maintains her residence and studio in Naples, Florida.