THOMAS, Gill

1938 - ?

Gill Thomas

As Gillian Emmett she was born in the Uxbridge area in 1938, daughter of Leslie Thomas Stephen Emmett (21 June 1904-1986), a bank clerk, and his wife Mary Ethel née Halliday (28 March 1908-1978), who married at Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1935 and in 1939 were living at 42 Torrington Road, Ruislip. Gill studied illustration and graphic design at Birmingham College of Art 1954-1956 but only returned to part-time education as a mature student in 2006 to obtain her degree in Fine Art. Between these times Gill spent many years working on magazines in London and was also a teacher for several years but considers herself more of an illustrator than a fine artist. She married at Hampstead in 1956 artist Raymond Gerald Thomas [q.v.] and they moved to Ipswich about 1996. In 2004 she commenced a project to paint portraits of friends and colleagues within Suffolk’s artistic community, which included detailed pen and water colour drawings of their studio space, which were exhibited at Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 2014. A Member, and on the Committee, of the Ipswich Art Society and exhibited from 107 Henslow Road, Ipswich in 2006, an oil painting 'Paul Richardson, sculptor' and is currently a champion of the Society's Anna Airy Award for young talent.




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