Portrait & Watercolour Artist
I began drawing portraits as a child. Then I discovered watercolour painting - and the challenge of working with the added element of colour!
Recently I discovered watersoluble graphite pencils - an irresistible medium for sketching! "Whooper Swan Landing" is an example of these pencils in use. So now I need to make time for portraits, painting and sketching!
It's a dramatic change from my seaside childhood in Jersey. But just 10 minutes walk away is Carsington Water, a reservoir which attracts many of the shorebirds and waders that I watched as a child, so absorbed that I might not notice the approach of the overdue school bus!
We love to travel as a family - usually in an ancient camper van, sometimes backpacking - but we also enjoy the luxury of being able to walk by the waterside in odd moments. Or in my son's case, running or thrashing a mountain-bike around it!
The sky, the birds, the reflections on the water . . . just let me get my sketch pad . . !
PUBLISHED ARTICLES FEATURE IN:
- "The Artist" magazine
- "Leisure Painter" magazine
RECENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
- Derby City Open Competition: (by selection)
- Stoke Open Competition: (by selection)
- The Extraordinary Art Company: (by invitation)
Various Shared Exhibitions:
Gill Blower Watercolour & Portrait Artist
Gill Blower, ArtPortraits
Rose Cottage, Hognaston
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1PU
Tel: 01335 370091