Jill DeGroff is an itinerant artist who has made the street and cafesĀ around the world, her studio, portraying barflies, musicians, writers, and other characters from "Cafe Society" in the tradition of early 20th century caricature and German Expressionism. Jill's caricatures of luminaries from the culinary world have gained her tremendous popularity in the food and beverage industry.

Jill's book, LUSH LIFE; Portraits from the Bar is a collection of the colorful characters she's met over the years and the wonderful stories they love to tell. 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.