Gill Gilroy – Painting and Printmaking

Gill Gilroy

drawing2_studio_webGill Gilroy has an Art and Design degree from Bradford College.

The Ilkley-born artist specialises in pen and ink sketches of wildlife and is also passionate about drawing food and buildings.Using pen on paper she works in a fluid way to produce quick studies of birds, dogs and more recently, life-drawing, producing simple outlines full of character and poignancy.

Gillian Gilroy - illustrator at Venue 14

She likes to switch between different mediums, working with acrylics, water-colours and pen and ink.

“I go through stages where I get really into doing a particular style or a particular theme,” she says. “At last year’s Art Trail I did a lot of food, such as paintings of cakes.

That’s been an on-going theme in my work. But right now I’m using a lot of pen and ink, working in a continuous line. Whatever I do it tends to be quite quick.”

A mother of two young boys, Gill divides her time between two part-time jobs.

She has worked with a couple of galleries and has contributed to various community arts projects, including Sponge Tree which provides natural art workshops in Bradford. Sponge Tree will be offering arts sessions at the Trail this year.

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Gill is starting an Art Therapy qualification at Salford in September.