Achievements and recent exhibitions
2008- Winner Gibraltar Spring Art Festival Competition
2021-Gema modern Art gallery- Group exhibition “Covid times”
2021- Joint exhibition in Fresco art gallery Sotogrande Marina “Inspirations”
2022- Darch & Co Design studio and Art gallery- Solo exhibition “Colourpop”
“My desire to portray colour and texture is
evident in all my work, whether it is in a
portrait, or abstract it is just as important to
me as the form. I know when I have truly
finished a painting when I have exhausted the
emotional journey and it has come to a natural
end. It is a true relationship”
Gill Welland, 2020
Gill Welland studied illustration at Epsom School of Art & Design in Surrey, in the late ’80s, and throughout her career, she has worked in many creative roles from art teaching to luxury interior design. She first started freelance Illustrative work in London in the early ’90s whilst living in Camden Town, an exciting time for fashion, music, and the art scene. She has always been passionate about her painting and has sold internationally, exhibiting her work in many local galleries over the years in Berkshire, UK, and Gibraltar.
She was painting actively up until 2010 and then took a ten-year break from painting (due to personal family reasons). She has returned and decided to pursue painting full-time.
As a growing artist, Gill is inspired by figurative art, portraits, and abstract work. She paints with bold strong marks, vivid colours, and textures. It is playing with these
elements, in a mixed medium that makes Gill’s paintings unique. Her portraits focus on capturing ‘that moment’ – the story being quietly told through the expression of the subject. She works with digital art enhancing and exploring various textures & colours that transfer to the canvas through blending mixed medium, the abstract, and emotions which are always honest, real, and show no inhibitions.