About Jill

Ciccone Art is where paint meets life. I enjoy nothing more than taking your family memories and creating an heirloom to treasure for years to come.

Jill Ciccone Pike

I am originally from Dunn, North Carolina and have lived in Raleigh since 1983.  I have drawn and painted most of my life.  Beginning in 1980, I was a full time mom, giving every bit of focus to wrangling and raising three sons. I worked on commissioned portraits in my spare time until our nest became officially empty in 2005.  We built a studio addition onto our home, and I have been painting full-time since early 2007.  Most of my work is done in oil, but I have also worked in acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil. I sign my paintings with my maiden name, Ciccone, to honor my father, who was an artist and musician.

My husband and I are the proud parents of a blended family of three sons and two daughters. They and their spouses have made us grandparents to ten grandchildren and when not painting, I enjoy spending time with them! We split our time between Raleigh, NC, Wilmington, NC and Holden Beach, NC.

Honors & Awards

I was chosen by the Bicentennial Committee of Dunn, NC in 1975 to do a detailed pencil portrait from several family photographs of Major General William C. Lee, the father of the 82nd Airborne Division and a native of Dunn.  This pencil portrait was sent to Carrara, Italy and used by a sculptor as reference for a marble statue, which now stands in front of the William C. Lee Museum in Dunn.

Honorable Mention at 2008 NC State Fair Art and Photography Exhibit—Pullen Park Carousel

Exhibits & Juried Shows

Cary Gallery of Artists featured guest artist, September 2019, All Creatures Great and Small

FALC 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, March, 2020 [Iguana Picnic]

Visual Art Exchange–The Walls We Build, United Arts Council, June, 2018

Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Exhibition, May-June, 2018

Cary Gallery of Artists Annual Small Treasures Juried Show, March, 2018

Chamber Arts! That Which I Love, (juried) June 29—July 25, 2012

30th Annual CCA Juried Exhibition (Community Council for the Arts at Hampton Gallery in Kinston, NC), 3/17-4/30, 2011

Cary Gallery of Artists Featured Artist, February 2012—Views from the Shoreline

Cary Gallery of Artists Featured Artist, December 2010—It’s a Zoo Out There!

Cary Gallery of Artists Featured Artist, July 2010—Sweet Summertime

North Ridge Country Club Art Gala Juried Art Competition and Sale, March, 2010

VAE Art Gala and Auction, For the Love of Art, Feb., 2009, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018

Junior League of Raleigh Southern Menagerie Art Exhibit, (juried) October 2011

Junior League of Raleigh Town and Country Art Exhibit, (juried) October, 2008

Sertoma Art Center Participants Show, 2008

Sertoma Park Artists Exhibit at Sertoma Art Center, 1996