Gill works as an outdoor education teacher and is developing her skills as an artist in her leisure time. She has just finished a foundation degree in Contemporary Textile Practice at Cleveland College of Art and Design, gaining a distinction and scooping a drawing prize open to all graduating students of Teeside University.
She works in a variety of mediums and experiments with combinations of different media, currently experimenting with collagraph prints with hand stitch. Gill likes to layer and over-paint to add to the texture and complexity of surface pattern. She confesses that she likes playing so much that she is incapable of producing a cohesive display.
Her work is informed by her obsessive photography and love of colour, patterns and texture translated from her interest in textiles. She has a life-long appreciation of flowers, nature organic forms and the landscape of The Dales. Art work is usually conceived from photographs and still life on the kitchen table.
Exhibition runs from Saturday 28th June – Friday 1st August. Closed on Sundays.