Dec07

Done and Dusted!

2017Article posted by Gilly

That’s a funny expression but it really does sum up the finish of my solo exhibition on 26th November. It is now all done and dusted! It was quite an experience and although sales weren’t as good as I would have liked, at least I covered my costs and the week was extremely confidence-boosting with so many compliments and words like ‘amazing’, ‘awesome’, ‘talented’, ‘beautiful’, ‘extraordinary’ and ‘wonderful’ being poured into my ears about the display. One man even said that he goes to all the exhibitions there as he lives just across the road, and mine was the best he’d ever seen!!! I may not be able to find a hat to fit my head for many months to come!!!

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Nov14

Solo Exhibition

2017Article posted by Gilly

A very quick update for anyone who lives in Perth, Western Australia - my solo exhibition is almost here! Its being held at The ZigZag Gallery in Kalamunda, 50 Railway Road, entry through the Visitors’ Centre. The Opening will be from 2.00 pm on Saturday, 18th November with wine and nibbles to help the viewing along, and then the exhibition runs through until Sunday 26th November. I will be ‘in residence’ every day for anyone who wants to come and have a chat. I have 40 paintings on display - oils, pastels and watercolours, some framed and others on box canvas but ready to hang, and 20 or so unframed works, all for sale. This will likely be my last solo exhibition as it takes a lot of effort, over 2 years of work. Many of the paintings have never been on sale before. I still plan to exhibit with other artists in the future, but nothing as big as this again. So please come along and take a look. I would love to see you. With love. Gilly xxx

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May25

Lots of Painting

2017Article posted by Gilly

And now I’m another year older! Next year is a BIG one so I’d better get cracking and paint as much as I can for as long as I can do it, although with my mother being 91 and still bright and alert I guess I have good genes and, hopefully, a lot of years left in which to create!!!

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Feb24

A New Year Begins

2017Article posted by Gilly

It’s been four months since I last wrote my ‘blog’. I do not know where the time goes. And I haven’t been lazing around doing nothing, except on those 40ºC days and above when all one can do is sit and melt because even the artistic brain doesn’t function! Fortunately, this summer we haven’t had a lot of those. We’ve had some of the most amazing rain, ‘though, and for the first time in the 16 years I’ve lived in the Swan Valley, the river and tributaries have burst their banks and vineyards and paddocks have been flooded -incredible sights.

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Oct06

Burn-Out

2016Article posted by Gilly

Well, I think September was the most exhausting month I’ve ever had to endure! I’m not sure how I managed to negotiate it and emerge at the other end. Certainly I was so worn out that for almost a week following I could do nothing but the essential house stuff and then to collapse into my armchair and read books! OK, some were art books and magazines which have filled my head with a kaleidoscope of new ideas, but mostly they were just the crime thrillers that I love, taking me away from everything into different countries and characters and the realms of fiction.

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