About the artist

Gill paints both still-life and sea/landscapes . “My still life paintings use much loved ordinary everyday objects where I paint directly from life whilst distorting perspective and building on a strong structural design. My land & seascapes work is intuitive, mainly from memories and imagination. They are inspired by the beauty of places I know well and feel connected to – the Yorkshire coast, the Peak district, the north coast of Wales and holidays spent in the Mediterranean.  In both subjects my concern and interest is in exploring and creating a visual language.” Gill’s main medium is oil, but she also likes to use a wide range of materials including charcoal, acrylic, ink and pastel. Building layers, brush marks, gestural marks, drips, splashes, scratches, thin washes through to the juicy thickness of impasto, the wonder and joy of colour.

Gill’s influences are many, some of them include; Elizabeth Blackadder, Joan Miro, Henry Matisse, Joan Eardley, and Winifrid Nicholson.

Born in Glasgow, she graduated in Fine Art (painting) from Trent polytechnic, Nottingham in the eighties and worked as a graphic designer before running a mural business. Gill now follows her own practise working from her home studio in Sheffield alongside  teaching art classes and workshops to adults.


2022 Silson Contemporary, Winter/Spring show 2021 The Cupola Gallery, Christmas Show The Dovecot Gallery, Christmas show Tarpey Gallery, Open 21 show, Castle Donnington Summer show, The McEwan Gallery, Ballater, Aberdeenshire The Dovecot Gallery, Doncaster ‘Landscape’ July 17&18 Land, Sea &Read more

Gill Gathercole at Open Up studios


To subscribe to my mailing list, enquire about purchasing any of my paintings, or any other query please either complete the form below or contact me on the following phone number 07941 013307 I will get back to you asap.