Portraits & Commissions

Here are a few examples of her work, ranging from her portraits of the Marquess and Marchioness of Milford Haven and the Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, to commissions to paint dogs, horses and even burrowing owls and prairie dogs!

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Gill's approach to portraits & commissions

Being originally a landscape painter, Gill prefers to place her subjects in an open-air setting, usually a part of the garden or a location of particular significance to the sitter, but this is always the choice of the client, and other ideas are welcomed.

Her method is to come to meet the sitter/s and spend some time with them, taking a large number of photographs of them in a variety of locations.

She makes a further appointment to discuss the photographs and to decide which ones to work from, and to finalise decisions about size, medium etc. At this point a mutually agreed timescale would be discussed.

For those seeking a portrait with a freer form of expression, ‘Josie’s Boys’ combines true portraiture with semi-abstract and symbolic elements, while 'Josie and Jack' and 'Anthony' are semi-portraits combined with seemingly unconnected imagery and personal iconography.