Jill DeGroff is a roving artist who plies her craft at saloons around the world. Much of her work pays tribute to luminaries in the bar industry, musicians, writers, barflies and all species of cocktailians. Jill’s books, LUSH LIFE; Portraits from the Bar I and II, are chock full of the colorful characters she has met in bars over the years and the tales they shared. The book received glowing reviews in Time Out NY, Village Voice, The New Yorker, New York Times, Epicurious, and Serious Eats. Jill lives in Long Island with her husband, James Beard award-winning mixologist Dale DeGroff, whom she credits for getting her started on this unusual journey. She is available for private portraiture.
The Saloon Artist at Stage Left Steak 2019