The exhibition is inspired by the beauty of the natural world and the increasing need to preserve it in the face of human activity. Paintings of fauna and flora in contemporary settings contrast with
rocky landscapes that have withstood many millenia of changing climate conditions. Other work references archaeological activity and the respect for nature and the elements held by ancient
Most of the paintings have been developed from sketches and watercolours made outdoors on travels locally and in Europe, and worked on in the studio. Originally from the south of England,
Gillian spent several years living on the north coast of Scotland before moving to Chester. (See also www.gillianrobertson.co.uk )
Gillian has exhibited widely throughout the UK including the Royal West of England Academy, Winchester Cathedral, and the Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax and has had a number of solo exhibitions in the south of England and London, including a major exhibition at the Institute of Physics in London, with an exhibition at Castle Park, Frodsham in March this year. While living in Scotland she opened a studio and gallery and has clients in Britain and Europe.
She trained at Winchester School of Art, receiving a PhD in Fine Art (Painting) in 2009. Before focusing on landscape and the natural world she spent several years painting on location with archaeologists, and also taught life drawing and painting to medical students.
The exhibition will run for 3 weeks until 1 October.
A little party to celebrate the end of decorating works!…:)
We’ve had a lot of art exhibitions, art classes and a lot going on in the past few months, however, we were still not a 100% ready to say that everything was how we wanted it to be… Well, now we ARE! And we’ve realised that we’ve never had an Official Opening – NorthgateStudio just became Chester Art Centre and we’ve been readjusting the business since, making improvements to existing structures and implementing new ideas. The transition has been rather smooth, yet incredibly difficult. We’ve worked hard and will keep doing so, but a little celebration is a must, we believe.
We are happy to invite you to our opening party this Friday, it is going to be a great one!
On the night we will have a preview for a new exhibition downstairs themed around Performance – Art, enjoy a little theatrical performance, have a glass of wine (or two!), talk about art, exchange ideas and simply have a lot of FUN!
And on top of it all… to celebrate Black Friday Chester Art Centre will be offering 20% OFF all of our art on display!