Born and raised in Tennessee, Jill Bateman now lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and works in the Washington, DC area. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. She studied art at both the University of Tennessee and the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds Certificates in Painting and Drawing from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and The Washington Studio School. She has exhibited her work in various locations throughout the Washington, DC area, and her work is held in private collections nationally. She is a member of the Foundry Gallery.