My work is very much based on my love of the natural world, and I am fascinated by the effects of light and atmosphere. I hope to pass on to viewers of my pictures, some of the enjoyment and wonder that I experience, particularly in nature, but also in magnificent buildings like Durham Cathedral.
I mostly work in watercolour and pastel. Mountains, rivers, lakes, and the sea have always been favourite subjects. The manmade environment also has many attractions, including buildings, townscapes, and gardens.
These days almost all of Gillie’s work is commissioned.
Gillie is a graduate of Durham University and a member of Trevelyan College SCR. She has been painting professionally for 30 years and has held many solo and joint exhibitions from Durham City to New York!
Gillie is married with two boys and works from her studios in Durham City, and in the tiny village of Garrigill in Cumbria, England.