Gill’s work is inspired by her love of remote Scottish Islands, a passion for the sea, wild places, creation and The Creator. Capturing something of the atmosphere and mystery of these far flung places, she tries to echo ‘the sublime’ genre of the Romantic Artists with their love of ‘turbulent nature’. Alongside this is a lighter hearted view of some of its creatures.
Her formal training was in Theatre Design. A career as a painter then followed until nine years ago she began to study Printmaking at York College, gaining two diplomas. She now works as both Artist and Printmaker from ‘The Lighthouse’, her studio and home, high above the bustling streets in the heart of York.
The discipline of Theatre Design has given Gill a flexible approach to her work. Years spent looking for the right mood, interpretation, style and concept behind the writing of a play, has enabled a freedom to change and push the boundaries. Always moving on and seeking for the best style and medium with which to express her ideas, has resulted in a diverse mix of styles. Her early print influences were Norman Ackroyd and Brenda Harthill. She works in a number of intaglio and relief processes, including etching, lino and the occasional collagraph.
See more of Gill Douglas work at www.gilldouglas.co.uk
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