Jill DeGroff is an itinerant saloon artist: the street, bars, and cafes are her studio, and bon vivants, barflies, musicians, writers, and other denizens of the night are her muse. Caricaturist / Interpreter of urban cocktailian culture, most of her work pays tribute to luminaries in the spirits industry, where she has gathered many friends around the world, over 1000 of whom she has caricatured.
Jill is the author of LUSH LIFE; Portraits from the Bar , a collection of portraits and stories from the colorful characters she has met over the years. Jill lives in New York and is married to award-winning author and mixologist Dale DeGroff, whom she credits for getting her started on this exciting journey.
Jill also created the artwork for this year’s festival. Limited edition t-shirts and magnets will be available for purchase.