Jill DeGroff is an itinerant artist who has made the street and cafesĀ of the world, her studio, portraying barflies, musicians, writers, and other characters in the spirit of German Expressionism. 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.