"it's easy to appreciate mixology as an art form. But artist Jill DeGroff— goes a step further. Like cartoonist Al Hirschfeld, who famously sketched Jazz Age barflies, DeGroff's bright, playful portraits represent the latter-day cocktail scene's most colorful characters." --- Time Out New York

Jill DeGroff is an itinerant artist who has made the street and cafes her studio, portraying bartenders, musicians, writers, barflies, and bon vivants around the world. Her caricatures of luminaries from the bar and spirits world has given Jill a widespread reputation in the industry. LUSH LIFE; Portraits from the Bar is her anthology of characters drawn in bars over the years and includes their extraordinary tales. Jill lives in New York with her husband, James Beard award-winning mixologist and author, Dale DeGroff, whom she credits for getting her started on this exciting journey.