Gillian Wilson's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Leopard On The Rocks
This was my first lockdown painting which was created in a very confined space, but was well worth the effort in recreating the calculating look from this elegant and powerful animal. Interpreted from a wonderful photo, this exposes her beautiful, detailed markings as she chills on the rocks in the shade from the sun. Painted in oils on boxed canvas so no need to frame.
The Field Mouse
The inspiration I had for this sweet little gem is my early morning run, I would see these wonderful sweet little mice scurrying across my path most mornings. This painting is from a photo I came across, it captures this tiny agile, clever and cute little mouse doing its balancing act. Painted in oils on boxed canvas so no need to frame.
The March Hare
The beautiful March Hare, wonderfully alert darting across the fields. Recreating the movement of this amazing animal from photo to canvas was challenging but great fun, while making sure to capture his stunning, excitable wide eyes and multi-shaded coat. Painted in oils on boxed canva no need to frame.
Irish Red Fox
This painting was produced in my tiny ground floor flat, I made up every excuse possible not to paint here, Too small not enough room, not enough light, ran out of paints, the list goes on! I had my close friends that gave me the encouragement and determination to paint against the odds, and have fun on the way. This was a joy to do, love the detail, the slyness and shyness of this clever cunning fox. Painted with oils on boxed canvas, no need to frame.
The Irish Red Stag
My biggest painting yet,a big challenge! I had to stand on my chair for this one. A very close and dear friend of mine gave me the inspiration on this piece, he got me back into painting again after a difficult time in my life and also in lockdown, it pulled me out of a downward spiral, so I owe a lot to him. I love the power the proudness and the elegance of this amazing animal, I've tried to capture all of this, the pure beauty of this fine mammal with his statement antlers. A wonderful and very personal painting, very close to my heart. Painted in oils on boxed canvas no need to frame.
This is one of my last paintings created in my studio, at the end of my garden. I wanted to capture the face of this beautiful cat, and the stunning colours. It took me time doing this piece as I repeatedly came back changing and adding more, it's one of those paintings that gave me great satisfaction in watching it grow. This is painted with oils on boxed canvas so no need to frame, ready to hang.
Such a pleasure to do this painting with the colours and the strong caracter of this tiger, It is the second painting I have done of tigers the first is the female which is also shown in my gallery, they could be sold as a pair. This is oil on boxed canvas and painted edges so no need to frame.