Born in Norfolk, Gilly Middleton has lived and painted in East Anglia for most of her life, drawing inspiration from the ever-changing shoreline and river valleys of Norfolk, Suffolk and further afield in Cornwall. She uses oils, acrylics, watercolours and ink, working from nature and imagination.
Figures, birds and animals feature in the compositions, which range from illustration to large scale landscapes and seascapes, both figurative and semi-abstract.
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 in memory of her son Rowan Draper.
Gilly is happy to accept commissions and prints of the original paintings are available on request. A donation from sales goes to the Brake road safety charity.