Gill's Profile

Hi, I am Gill. I was born in Cork, Ireland in the 60's, but I was raised in the vibrant city of London where I discovered my love for Painting and went on to study Graphic Design at West London College of Art winning several major art competitions. After attending College of Art, I achieved a HND and (BA) SIAD in Graphic Design and Advertising and became a successful Graphic Designer. As a result,I worked for many years at London Based graphics and television studios focusing on illustration work with major magazines. My clients included Hamlyns book publishing, Marks and Spencers food packaging and ITV News Graphics Dept. I gained my teaching certificate and was employed as a tutor for Surrey Adult Education for several years before progressing to run my own business teaching large groups of students from basics to advance levels. Much of my later work has come together exploring glazed acrylics, watercolours and oils

My passion lies with drawing and painting. From boats and seascapes to landscapes and animals, I love to concentrate on the quality of light and the reflection of the sun especially at dawn across the horizon and beyond. In the distance, there is a wonderfully emotional and undefined area where the sky meets the sea, capturing the viewer’s imagination.

During the years, I have travelled far and wide and as a result, I have produced a large collection of paintings in oils, watercolours and acrylics. I have exhibited extensively across England and Europe. Recent Exhibitions include a one woman show in St Tropez with demonstrations, Craft in Focus, The Royal Horticultural Society Halls at Wisley Gardens and The Canterbury Halls. From the 1st December I will have a permanent display of my paintings in High Wycombe at the Art and Craft Wood Turning exhibition Centre and museum.