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Gillian Mather

Gillian Mather
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My interest is in exploring new approaches to figurative art. I paint rapidly, using simple brushstrokes and colours, avoiding inconsequential detail, to create elements of abstraction within a very basic semi-impressionistic form. I paint animals and humans and aim to capture the essence or soul of beings to express the emotion of human love.
I would like my paintings to give pleasure to people who are not normally interested in art. I aim to make the heart sing.
Qualifications:
M.A. in Painting, Royal College of Art, London (1972).
Postgraduate Scholarship in Painting, Edinburgh College of Art (1969).
D.A in Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art (1968).

Awards:
Henriques Prize for best woman artist, Royal College of Art, London.
David Murray Award for landscape painting, Royal Academy, London
Summer Scholarship, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.

Solo Exhibitions
2018 - 'From the Heart', Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, 28 August-11 September
2015 – ‘Love – The Souls of Men as Polar Bears’, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, 28th April-8th May.

Mixed Exhibitions (Selected)
2018 -'Current', Visual Arts Scotland members exhibition, The Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay.
2016 - Le Dame Art Gallery, London
2016 – Visual Arts Scotland: Converge; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2015 – Visual Arts Scotland:Transforming; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2012 – Outside the White Cube, Bemondsey Project Space, London.
2009 – Summer Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley, Glasgow.
2009 – Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) Exhibition, Dumfries.
2007 - In Celebration of Scottish Art, The Russian State Library, St Petersburg, Russia.
2007 – Inaugural Exhibition, Eastwood Theatre Gallery, Glasgow.
2007 – Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley, Glasgow.
2006 - The Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2005 – Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley, Glasgow.
2004 - Love in Art, The Ardean Gallery, London.
2001 – Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, The Mall Gallery, London.
2000 - The RSA Annual Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2000 - The Centenary Exhibition of The Pastel Society, The Mall Gallery, London.
1971 – The Edinburgh School 1946-1971, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
1969 - The Scottish Pernod Competition, Edinburgh.
1968 - Scottish Young Contemporaries, The
Happiness (Elephants)
  • Gillian Mather
  • Happiness (Elephants)
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Elephants Communicating
  • Gillian Mather
  • Elephants Communicating
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Elephants Empathising
  • Gillian Mather
  • Elephants Empathising
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Elephants Greeting
  • Gillian Mather
  • Elephants Greeting
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Elephants in Love
  • Gillian Mather
  • Elephants in Love
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Elephants Kiss
  • Gillian Mather
  • Elephants Kiss
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Elephants Touching
  • Gillian Mather
  • Elephants Touching
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Tree Elephants
  • Gillian Mather
  • Tree Elephants
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