I am interested in intersections, crossing places, in those scenes where the earth is nothing more than a reflection of the sky; the edges of seas and shores, the salt marshes, the local fens all provide me with images in which to explore this notion of chance and change and reflection. As an artist, I also like the physical edges that form on the surface of my paintings, the unexpected marks that happen between one plane and another. It’s one of the reasons I like working with oil pastels, they are a very versatile medium and allow me to play and make marks instantly.
Gallery (click to view)
I studied graphic design at Canterbury College of Art, BA (Hons) and worked in design, publicity and book design in London until my young family and I went to live in Minnesota for seven years. While in America, I studied printing and fine art at St Olaf College, Northfield, MN.
Working as an artist is quite solitary and therefore I enjoy belonging to a number of art groups. I am a founder member of Artworks and each year also exhibit with Suffolk Open Studios, opening my studio to the public, Norfolk Arts at Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk, and Walsham-le-Willows Christmas Exhibition, Suffolk.
(other than those mentioned above)
2014 Longs Farm, Palgrave. Diss, Norfolk
2014 Gallery in the Garden. Great Saling, Essex
2013 Fisher Theatre Gallery. Bungay, Suffolk
2012 Tideliners. Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk
2012 Apex Gallery. Bury St Emunds, Suffolk
2011 Edmund Gallery. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
2011 Naze Gallery. Walton on the Naze, Essex
Exhibitions in 2015
Melford Hall Art Fair, 3 – 28th June, (not Mon/Tues)
Anglian Artists Exhibition in aid of Breast Cancer Care, 22 – 25 May, Clare Town Hall
Suffok Open Studios, my studio open the weekends of 20/21 – 27/28 June
Norfolk Arts, Burnham Overy Staithe 18 July – 21 August
Artworks Exhibition, Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham 5 – 27 September
Walsham Gardens Weekend 30 – 31 August
Walsham-le-Willows Christmas Exhibition 21 – 23 November
The Fox and Goose, Fressingfield, Suffolk. Ongoing display
‘Veering North-Easterly‘ poems by Kevin Crossley-Holland, paintings by Gillian Crossley-Holland
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