About

Gill is a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and lives and works from her studio in the Scottish Borders. She has had work selected for many prestigious exhibitions and has work in collections worldwide including that of one of the worlds foremost collectors, the Duke of Buccleuch.

Gill is the Society of Scottish Artists satellite for the Scottish Borders and is active in Scottish Arts.

Statement

Gill’s paintings paintings are contemporary figurative using pigment-rich oil paints on aluminium. They merge influences as diverse as historical portraiture, Jungian psychology and dream worlds to create a unique visual language deep in metaphor which can sometimes pose more questions than answers.

Biography

Selected Awards & Commissions

  • Residency at Marchmont House, March 2021
  • Awarded best exhibitor stand at Borders Art Fair 2019
  • Creative Scotland Visual Artists Award. 2010/11. Migraine Project.
  • Awards For All and Eccles and Leitholm Primary School. 2006/7 Commission to build a sculpture for the school grounds.
  • Art Shape and East Glos NHS Trust. 1996 Commissioned to build a temporary sculpture for Imperial Gardens Cheltenham for the duration of the Literature festival. ‘The Storytellers’
  • East Glos NHS Trust. 1995 Commissioned to produce twelve permanent artworks for a new mental health hospital.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Society of Scottish Artists 123rd Annual Exhibition, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh, November 2021
  • Everywoman Bienniel, London 2021
  • Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Art Institute, 2021
  • ING Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, November 2020
  • Borders Art Fair 2018 and 19 and 20
  • Glasgow Art Fair 2019
  • Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Open Exhibition at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, 2017
  • Arusha Gallery, Gill Walton, Peter Hallam and Chris Hall, August 2017

Solo exhibition

‘A Butterfly Collection’, Axiom Centre for Contemporary Art, Cheltenham, April 1997.

Lecturing experience


Fine Art Lecturer for Berwick Educational Association and Berwick Visual Arts providing lectures and wrkshops to go alongside the Exhibition programme 2015 to 2021.

Founder of Allanbank Arts, an art centre in the Scottish Borders which she ran from 2011 until 2017.
Part time lecturer at Worcester College of Art, Stroud College of Art and Borders College. She was also an artist in residence for Gloucestershire psychiatric services and delivered art groups to mental health patients for seven years.

Associations

  • Member of the Scottish Artist’s Union
  • Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists
  • Member of Visual Arts Scotland

Speaking

Sattelite associate 4x4x4 presentation for SSA

PechaKuchas for Berwick Creative Guild and The Creative Arts Business Network.

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