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Jill Osgood is a painter, illustrator, book artist and educator who lives and works in Portland, Maine. Jill studied fine art at the School of the Worcester Art Museum and Maine College of Art, receiving her BFA with honors from the University of Southern Maine in 2017 with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Book Arts. Growing up in the woods of New Hampshire helped to foster in Jill a sense of wonderment and respect for the natural world that has guided her perspective as a human being and defined her work as an artist. Jill completed the Maine Master Naturalist program in 2019, a year-long intensive program that trains volunteers to protect and teach about Maine’s natural resources. Jill continues to share her knowledge of both art and Maine’s rich natural ecology through teaching and workshops on nature journaling and book arts with both children and adults, and she is excited to be headed to Baxter State Park in September for two weeks as the park’s Artist in Residence.