Gill’s works of art go on show

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A GREY­STONES-BASED artist is to have her work dis­played at Ki­croney Fur­ni­ture.

Gill Mac re­cently grad­u­ated from BIFE and has been given the chance to dis­play her paint­ings on an on­go­ing ba­sis at the fa­cil­ity.

Kil­croney Fur­ni­ture is lo­cated at exit seven on the N11.

Gill has a se­lec­tion of lo­cal Wick­low land­scapes in ink and wash, as well as more ab­stract works of beach peb­bles in print. The theme run­ning through her work ‘Land­scapes of Home’ takes her to the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings of her Grey­stones home, and mem­o­ries of the Western Cape of South Africa where she was born.

Gill stud­ied fine art at the Univer­sity of Cape Town.

In 1998 she moved to London due to her dis­taste at the Apartheid regime.

‘I trav­elled ex­ten­sively around Europe un­til mak­ing Ire­land my home in the 1990s,’ said Gill.

She worked in the film in­dus­try for many years as a buyer and set dec­o­ra­tor on movies and TV com­mer­cials.

Dur­ing this time she set up an im­port company and re­tail out­let sell­ing art, crafts, jew­ellery and gifts from Africa, Asia, Europe and China.

She then worked as an in­te­rior de­signer, spe­cial­is­ing in prop­erty stag­ing, and had a few years as a sup­ply chain and lo­gis­tics man­ager in the fur­ni­ture business.

She is now ded­i­cated to art. ‘My work al­lows me to ex­press my love of na­ture and the chang­ing pal­ette of the sea­sons,’ said Gill.

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