Born in Norfolk, Gilly has lived and painted in East Anglia for most of her life, now dividing her time between Norwich and Berkshire. The work draws inspiration from shorelines and river valleys and, more recently, the post-industrial buildings and riverbanks of the city. She works in oils, acrylics, watercolours and ink, from nature and imagination.
Having studied Fine Art and Art History at UCS, Chelmer Institute and the Ecole du Louvre, Gilly has exhibited at the Ferini Gallery in Lowestoft and has taken part in Suffolk Open Studios and Black Dog Arts exhibitions. ‘Earth and Water’, a collaborative exhibition at the Fisher Theatre Gallery with ceramicist Martin Dickens, was held in March 2017. Later ventures include illustrating the children's book, 'Pueo' and album designs for the British Arts Council project, 'Kolar's Gold'.
The solo exhibition, 'Trajectories', was held at the Anteros Gallery, Norwich, in September 2020.
'A Sense of Place', a collection of the latest paintings, is at the Old Court Artspace, St Leonard's Road, Windsor, from Friday 1 to Sunday 31 December 2023.
Opening times: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-10pm.
JUST PUBLISHED! A collection of verse illustrated by Gilly, with poems by David Moore and Gilly. All proceeds of sale are going to Macmillan Cancer Support and Brake Road Safety charities. Available from Amazon.co.uk:
'Poems from Home: Words and Pictures' by David Moore and Gillian Middleton ISBN 979-8391861690
Gilly is happy to accept commissions and prints of her paintings are available on request. A donation from sales goes to the Brake road safety charity, in memory of her son, Rowan.