MARGARET AALDERS & JILL SILDEVER

Sisters, Margaret Aalders and Jill Sildever, are sharing a studio in the beautiful Kanimbla Valley. 

Margaret is a water colourist and Jill a silversmith. Margaret’s landscapes are inspired by the valley, the red centre and a Queensland rainforest.

Jill’s love of silver jewellery inspired her to take up silversmithing where she enjoys creating new designs and refining techniques.

Margaret is a prize-winning watercolorist who also experiments in mixed mediums especially inks. She started painting in England many years ago where she had commissioned to paint farmhouses, cottages and elegant residences in rural Berkshire and Oxfordshire. 

While living in the UK she work-shopped with the renowned British artist John Bockley and at home with Alvaro Castagnet, Herman Peckel and other well-known artists at the Charles Sturt University Summer School for the Arts. Each year she travels to Northern Territory to paint the challenging variety posed by the rugged terrain and this was demonstrated by her very successful exhibition ‘Kanimbla to The Cape’. 

At home, Margaret finds great inspiration in her love of the trees, mountains and vast skies of the Kanimbla Valley, part of the Blue Mountains where she lives. In her latest works she is experimenting with the challenge of capturing Lithgow’s Industrial Heritage. Margaret is an active member of the Blackheath Art Society, Society of Mountain Artists and a founding member of the Gallery Blackheath.

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JILL SILDEVER

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Studio Address

193 Megalong Place,
Kanimbla

PHONE

02 6355 2453