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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 aim to make my paintings as simple as cave paintings. I paint animals and humans and aim to capture the essence of people or the 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 (1972).
Postgraduate Scholarship in Painting (Commended), Edinburgh College of Art (1969).
D.A in Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art (1968).

Awards:
Henriques Prize for best woman artist 1972, Royal College of Art.
David Murray Award for landscape painting, Royal Academy, London
Summer Scholarship, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.

Website:
www.gillianmather.com

Solo Exhibitions
2018 - 'From the Heart', Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh.https://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2018/09/arusha-gallery-new-exhibitions/
2015 – ‘Love – The Souls of Men as Polar Bears’, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh.https://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2015/04/exhibition-love-the-souls-of-men-as-polar-bears/


Recent Mixed Exhibitions
2020 - Grayson's Art Club part 2, Channel 4, 4th May.
2020 - VAS exhibition at the Borders Art Fair.
2019 - Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral (6 paintings).
2018 -'Current', Visual Arts Scotland members exhibition, The Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay.
2016 - Le Dame Art Gallery, London (6 paintings)
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 (5 paintings).
2009 – Summer Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley.
2007 - In Celebration of Scottish Art, The Russian State Library, St Petersburg, Russia.
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.
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 (4 drawings).
Feminine
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  • Feminine
  • Acrylic
Masculine
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  • Masculine
  • Acrylic
Passion
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  • Passion
  • Acrylic
Love is all Around
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  • Love is all Around
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Fragility
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  • Fragility
  • Acrylic
Titanic
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  • Titanic
  • Acrylic
I Want You to be Happy
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  • I Want You to be Happy
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Happiness
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  • Happiness
  • Acrylic

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