With vivid colours and wonderfully bright perspective this trio team packs a punch on the visual senses. The works happily bounce between Acrylic and Watercolour and their masterfully executed display is worth the look.
Gillian is a visual artist who works with watercolour, acrylic and oil paints, as well as French dyes on silk. In her art, she attempts to express and communicate her love of nature, people, and the world around us.
What inspires Gillian to create?
"I am excited when working with a variety of subjects in various mediums. I love the challenge of exploring different techniques and find joy in fresh new discoveries. With my art I hope to engage and inspire the viewer."
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" Pablo Piccaso.
Paints primarily in watercolour in a loose colourful style.
"I like the unpredictability of watercolour. There is always that element of surprise. I am drawn to the bright colours and contrasts between light and shadow I especially like to paint florals and enjoy street scenes and landscapes. My scenes will usually include a human element: a person, a shed, or path."
"Recently, I have enjoyed painting in oils and acrylics and have tried to maintain my love of loose and colourful."
When developing a painting, it is important for me to tell a story within my paintings when painting in watercolour, acrylic and oils.
I like to add an air of emotion and interest by using different shades of colour in both muted and vibrant colours as well as a strong emphasis on composition using an abstracted form of realism.
Painting is a very happy place for me. I am interested in painting many different subject matters which includes landscapes, architecture, animals, and a love of doing large abstracts.
I am a long time resident of Barrie and belong to the Barrie Art Club, the Gibson Centre and South Simcoe Arts Council as well as teaching in my home studio.
Arts in Our Community is a South Simcoe Arts Council program that partners with community businesses to provide local artwork for our public spaces. All artwork shown in Arts in Our Community exhibits is by local artists who are members of the South Simcoe Arts Council.
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