Gillian Hawkins: My Sweeties Went Away

Gillian is primarily a painter, who uses photography and makes etchings. Her BA and MA come from Winchester School of Art and she lives and works in Portsmouth, having a studio with Art Space Portsmouth.

Her preferred medium in painting is oil:

"I like to use oil bars to draw on the surface in paint, contrasting the more settles aspects of my imagery against the immediacy of the drawn line encouraging a sense of urgency in the viewer. As I examine the emotional spaces around relationships - the main theme of my work - and the illusions and disillusions of commitment, this contradiction in space and tension mirrors the dynamics of contradiction in my subject matter."


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