Artist Jill Knoll has spent a lot of time cultivating different art forms and finding ways to bring color into her life – that includes her love for agriculture and Kentucky.
Jill grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana where she and her husband raised their 6 children. There she discovered her love for art. What started out as charcoal drawings morphed into watercolor paintings and photography.
Because she came from an agricultural background, she developed a deep appreciation for animals and nature – an appreciation she also instilled in her children.
“When I was growing up, we raised Registered Hereford cattle and also had several Jersey milk cows that had a special place in our hearts,” Jill said. “Our oldest daughter now has her own Jersey milk cow. We’ve always had farm animals around.”
Throughout the years, Jill combined her love for animals and art. Before long, she decided she wanted to share her art with others through her business – Stock and Lavender.
The business started with greeting cards and evolved into prints and other products. She often paints goats, horses, race horses with jockeys, and scenes that feature local buildings. She also provides the artwork for several products in Kentucky Soaps & Such in Stanford, KY – cards, hand towels, and goat totes.