JILL VALLE grew up outside of Boston and studied photography, psychology, and the art of surfing on both East and West Coasts. As an educator and a psychotherapist with her own practice for the past 15 years, she’s generated a body of visual and written work that reflects precious and vulnerable moments in time she witnessed or was a part of, then incorporated that art making practice into her work with people of all ages. Jill is drawn to photography for its nonlinear nature, imperfection, and potential for authentic self-expression and biographical truth. Her photographs are layered with complex textures, color, shadow, and light. They – along with other mixed media work – have been exhibited in galleries in the Boston area, Los Angeles, and New York.