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Gilliflower Expressions

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21st November 2017 
About Me
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Gill a UK artist working from her Studio Lancashire


I first became interested in Art through the medium of photography. But I found that there would be many occasions when the camera wasn't to hand or it could not express a magical moment in a way that was meaningful to me.

My photography covers the surrounding local areas as well as wider collections covering the UK . However my world-wide portfolio has my most unusual collection of fine art photography. I have a natural preference for nature photography, skies and the elements but more recently I have evolved an instinct for macro and abstract opportunities especially with water, light and some night shot photography , including the Aurora Borealis)

The potential absence of a camera at critical moments was the catalysts for my desire to draw and paint in Feb 2005 , creating my own record of events in pencil and watercolour.

I would describe my style as "yearning to be expressive and atmospheric", conveying mood, emotion or meaning with colour and a loose inferential feel. I am working on an experimental technique that involves various textures and techniques to create a background from which I eventually pick out elements to work on and construct a painting. This has been extremely challenging and the beginning of a new phase in my personal evolution that has been very rewarding. I do my detailed work primarily in my preparatory sketches and experiments but I like to think my final pieces are less constructed and more expressive.

I am now hooked and have attended a number of residential courses:

  • Rosie Britton: mixed media and acrylic, in Dorset. To visit Rosie Britton just CLICK HERE

  • Noel McCready: watercolour, Losehill, Derbyshire

  • Charles Evans: watercolour and watercolour pencils, Norfolk

  • Tim Rose: Pear Tree Farm, Derbyshire. To visit Tim Rose just CLICK HERE

Still eager to progress I attended Cumbria Institute of the Arts.

As a member of the SAA, I am the proud recipient of a community art project bursary. This will be awarded at the annual 'Arts in Action' event in Waterperry, July 2007. To visit SAA just

I was also a member of Rochdale Artists.
To visit Rochdale Artists just CLICK HERE

Recently I became a volunteer worker for John Whyman who teaches watercolour to the vulnerable in the community via a simple template technique he has developed over his 17 years of volunteering. See my Community Art Project page for more information.

I work in a variety of media - Watercolour, Pastels, Oil, Ink and Graphite to generate more expressive creations and found that art is both liberating and very rewarding.

Lancashire Living : portrait of an artist

Lancashire Living featured an article in their august / september issue
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This is my new fantastic art studio built by Swift Garden Rooms , if you would like to visit their site just CLICK HERE
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Contact Details

When I return from my subbattical I can be contacted for the purchase of paintings, or prints,
or for commission work by E-Mail: to be arranged

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