Jill DeGroff is a roving artist whose studio is the streets and cafes of the world, She captures the musicians, writers, bartenders, bon vivants and other characters with pen and brush as well as the uninhibited pulse of the saloon. Most of her work pays tribute to luminaries in the food and spirits industry and it is her portraits of bartenders that she is best known for. Her book, LUSH LIFE; Portraits from the Bar is a collection of the colorful characters she's met over the years and the tales they told. Jill lives in New York with her husband, James Beard award-winning author and mixologist Dale DeGroff, whom she credits for getting her started on this exciting journey.