About the artist

I am a Sheffield based artist, working mainly with sea & landscapes, still life and the human form. I graduated in Fine Art (painting) from Trent polytechnic in 1986 and worked as a graphic designer before running a mural business. More recently I have been teaching art classes to adults and children, now focusing primarily on my own art practise.

My main medium is oil, but I also like to use a wide range of materials including charcoal, acrylic, ink and pastel. My sea & landscpaes are often semi-abstract and are a response to feelings and experiences of places I know well and feel connected to - the north coast of Wales, the Yorkshire east coast and the Peak district. This work is intuitive and I work from memories and imagination. With my still life I work directly from much loved objects, however in both subjects my concern and interest is in mark making, the expressiveness of exploring and creating a visual language. Building layers, brush marks, gestural marks, drips, splashes, scratches, thin washes through to the juicy thickness of impasto, the wonder and joy of colour.

I like to keep up my practise of drawing using my sketchbook regularly. Along with a love of life drawing first started on my arts foundation.

My influences are many, some of them include; Elizabeth Blackadder, Joan Miro, Henry Matisse, Joan Eardley, Winifrid Nicholson, and Richard Cook.

Gill Gathercole at Open Up studios

Contact

Gill Gathercole. You can contact  Gill by phone on: 0114 4497239 or 07941 013307 or by email ggpaint@yahoo.co.uk or complete the form below. Gill will get back to you asap.

Sea & Landscapes

A series of semi-abstract sea & landscapes based mostly upon memories of the Peak District, the shore line of North Wales, and the East coast of Yorkshire.

Still Life

A series of still-lives based on much loved objects.

Figurative

Life drawings and portraits in oil, charcoal and pencil.

Archive

Past work, mainly abstract, often with a sea or landscape influence.  

Gill Gathercole at Open Up studios

C.V.

2017 Midlands Open Exhibition, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition, Buxton RBSA Prize exhibition, Birmingham Open Up Sheffield River’s Edge Gallery, Derbyshire RooM Interiors, Sheffield Cupola Gallery, Sheffield Staithes Studios Gallery, North Yorks Ferens Art Gallery, Open Exhibition,Read more