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Gillian Redwood, Piquoté

Gillian Redwood, Piquoté (2014), acrylic on canvas [Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC, Feb 7-Mar 5]

Gillian Redwood: Energetic Universe

Martin Batchelor Gallery
Victoria BC – Feb 7-Mar 5, 2015

Gillian Redwood is a Welsh-Canadian artist living in Victoria, BC, where she is an active member of Xchanges Gallery and Studios. When studying art as a young woman at Cardiff College of Art, she had the good fortune to study with British painter Tom Hudson, who, in his day, was well known for his experimental approach to teaching – especially of colour theory. Since that time, Redwood has travelled extensively throughout the UK, Europe, the US and Canada and has participated in a variety of exhibitions as a solo artist and in group shows.

In 2003, after a lifetime of work as a graphic artist, Redwood decided to devote herself full time to her passion for painting. Her current body of work is an interesting development, difficult to describe because it tends toward a style known as “provisional painting.” These acrylic works consist of various expressionistic marks, vaguely suggestive of the human form, rendered on somewhat indifferent colour fields. However, the paintings are also large scale (54 by 46 inches) and therefore quite assertive. This dichotomy of the fragile and the ambitious makes the pieces worthy of contemplation.

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Gillian Redwood, Duet

Gillian Redwood, Duet (2014), acrylic on canvas [Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC, Feb 7-Mar 5]


Gillian Redwood, Blue Host
Gillian Redwood, Blue Host (2014), acrylic on canvas [Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC, Feb 7-Mar 5]


Gillian Redwood, Mystic
Gillian Redwood, Mystic (2014), acrylic on canvas [Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC, Feb 7-Mar 5]



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