GILL, George William

1949 - ?

Born at Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1949, son of George Gill and his wife Ethel née Turner, who married in 1945. He studied painting and drawing in Sheffield, Oxford and St Albans, and illustration at Watford College of Art and Design during 1970-1980 He studied art history under Charles Harrison and painting under Michael Murphy ARCA but preferring to experiment and explore did not pursue a career in illustration. During the 1980s, after moving to the country, his work became more figurative and during the 1990's took commissions for landscapes and portraits including in 1997 Malcolm King of King Sturge & Co, The Machrie Hotel as Artist in Residence on the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebredes and in 2000 Prince Nicholas of Prussia. His patron was the late Baron Charles von Westernholz of Little Blakesware, Ware, Hertfordshire and provided painting tuition to Lady Mary von Westernholz. He exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London and at the annual exhibitions of The Royal Society of Marine Artists; The Royal Institute of Oil Painters receiving the award for 'outstanding work' in 2001; The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours; the New English Art Club; the Royal Academy Summer exhibition from 2005 being short listed in 2015; the Pastel Society, being the first recipient of the John Godden Award for best painting at the Hertford Art Society annual membersí show and short listed at Royal West of England Academy of Arts, Bristol in 2014. A member of Ipswich Art Society and exhibited from The Nook, Babbs Green, Wareside, Hertfordshire in 2006 three oil paintings 'Dunwich Evening-Two Walkers', 'Dunwich Evening-Two Boys Running' and 'Back Street, Verona'. His favourite media is painting in oils, which, in itself, offers a wide scope for experimenting. He has also exhibited at Llewellyn Alexander (Fine Paintings), London; Gainsborough House, Sudbury, Suffolk; Graves Art Gallery Sheffield; The Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk; Abbey Theatre, St Albans; Luton Museum; Beecroft Gallery, Westcliff on Sea, Essex receiving the awards for 'best work depicting local landmark' in 2003 and 2006; Angel Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk; Haste Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk and Southwold Gallery, Suffolk. He has been featured several times in the 'East Anglian Daily Times' and in 'Artist & Illustrators' February 2006. George lives at Babbs Green, Hertfordshire with his wife artist Annemarie Oshelda, their website is at


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