gillstokesart@gmail.com

Gill studied art and design at Birmingham College of Art, but then decided to train as a primary school teacher, and it was only when she gave up full-time teaching in 2007 that she was able to concentrate on her painting.

Gill usually paints in oils. She is inspired both by large dramatic or small intimate landscape, the awesome mountains of the Highlands, or a tiny secluded corner of the forest; the varying patterns of leaves and blossom, the endlessly changing skies,the constantly changing oceans.

Gill loves walking the cliff paths and mountains.
When painting "Plein Air" her aim is to convey the atmosphere of the landscape, that special quality that drew her to that particular subject.
Back in the studio, her paintings become complex and multi-layered, glazing and scraping back to reveal glimpses of the underlying landscape.

Gill’s paintings have recently been selected for exhibition in the following galleries;

Newcastle-under-Lyme Art Gallery and Museum
(The Newcastle Open Art Exhibition)*

RBSA prize open.(R.B.S.A.gallery) Birmingham

Weston Park Granary Art Gallery
(Weston Park Fine Art Exhibition)

Keele University Art Gallery / Burslem School of Art
(Three Counties Open Art Exhibition)

Buxton Art Gallery and Museum,
(The Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition)

The Shirehall Gallery, Stafford,
(The Staffordshire Open Art Exhibition; prize winner)

The Kings Place Gallery, London,
(The Ruth Bouchard Self-Portrait Exhibition)

The Nicholson Gallery, Leek

The Enormous Art Fair, Sheffield

Gallery 3, Shrewsbury