BIOGRAPHY-GW GILL DGA

George studied 'Painting and Drawing' in Sheffield, Oxford, St Albans, and 'Illustration' at Watford College of Art & Design (1970-1980)
Acquired a DGA - Diploma in Graphic Arts (Degree)

2018 RETROSPECTIVE Exhibition - HERTFORD THEATRE GALLERY, UK
2015 SHORTLISTED by the RA - ROYAL ACADEMY of ARTS, London,UK

2014 SHORTLISTED by the RWA - ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY, Bristol, UK
2004 ACCEPTED by the RA - ROYAL ACADEMY of ARTS- London.

AWARDS:

'Outstanding Work' at the Royal Society of Oil Painters - ROI -exhibition - Mall Galleries, London, UK
'Best Work Depicting Local Landmark' at Beecroft, 45th Essex Open exhibition, Essex, UK
'Best Painting' John Godden award at Hertford Art Society Open Show - Hertford, UK

Since 2001, George has invariably had success at the MALL GALLERIES, LONDON, UK
Whenever he submitted work to the individual exhibitions at the MALL GALLERIES his work was SELECTED, EXHIBITED AND SOLD.
NEAC
(New English Art Club),
RBA (Royal British Artists),
ROI (Royal society of Oil Painters),
PS (Pastel Society),
RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) or
RSMA (Royal Society of Marine Artists) .

George featured in 'Artist & Illustrator'
magazine issue 23Feb06.
The East Anglian Daily Press published positive reviews on his work several times.

MEMBER of IAS - Ipswich Art Society since before 2000.

2004-2006 George was invited to join 'East Anglian Marine Artists', but he left the club in 2006

Commissions include:
Malcolm King - KingSturge&Co, at the Machrie Hotel as Artist in Residence, on the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebredes, Scotland.
Prince Nicholas of Prussia.

Patron: Late Baron Charles con Westernholz of Lt Blakesware, Herts (British Wheatfields).
George provided painting tuitions to Lady von Westernhoz of Lt Blakesware, Herts - on her request.

George has been selective in taking on commissions for landscapes or portraits in order to pursue his own ideas and inspirations.
George liked pushing the boundaries of his work by changing media from time to time. This enabled his work to stay fresh and alive, and he could retain the excitement and joy of discovery.
However, his favourite media is painting in Oils, which, in itself, offered a wide scope for experimenting.
His aim was to retain his integrity when he responded to the powers of his inspiration to translate subject matter onto canvas.

George stated Art and Music define my life.