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Gilly Mound


I’ve always loved to paint and draw and my mother taught me how to use a sewing machine when I was very young. So for quite a while fabric, stitch and textiles were a large part of my life. I had a knitwear business for a while, studied fashion at Bristol, and after graduating taught textiles for several years.

Today, although I’m still a great lover of textiles, I paint, working mainly in acrylics on canvas with the occasional addition of other media.

My style is quite naïve and my work is all about the colours, shapes and textures of the objects and places I paint. I may paint a still life, a window scene, a landscape or seascape – either way I am always trying to portray the way I feel about places and everyday objects rather than capture their reality.

All kinds of things inspire me: ceramics, cottage interiors, the coast, harbours, birds, and the countryside where I live.

My home and studio are in the lovely Teme Valley, Worcestershire that I share with my husband John, our young Airedale George and a few happy chickens!

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