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Lilian R. Jackman is the owner of Wilder Hill Gardens, a plant nursery in Conway, MA. Nestled among extravagant gardens, winding paths, and stone sculptures is Wilder Hill Press; a working print studio, classroom, and gallery. Lilian brings all facets of a rich and varied life, including a nursing career, raising three children, and an education in her fifties at Smith College
and Yale University to her printmaking. The influence of her Central American teachers is evident in her bold, folkloric images of workers, plant life, and dogs. She is the author/illustrator of several books of poetry and
most recently, Violeta: One Dog’s Journey, a children's book for ages 6-12 years. Each September Lilian offers printmaking classes to aspiring students
at Wilder Hill Press.

viola pigs

Smith College 2005-2009:
Studied the Art of the Book and letterpress printing under Professor Barry Moser. BA in comparative religion. 


Yale University 2010-2012:
Focused studies on 3rd C. apocryphal texts including the Gnostic Literature, a wisdom tradition with roots in Judaism, early Christianity, and Greek philosophy.  


Green Leaf Press, Conway, MA:
Apprenticed with Carl Darrow, official printer to Historic Old Deerfield. 

La Sirena Talller in Granada Nicaragua:
Studied Central American folk art and Linoleum cutting with local artists. 


Cooperative Graphica in Oaxaca, Mexico:
Collaborated with Federico Valdez to produce the initial images for the children's book, Violeta: One Dog’s Story.

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