Painting for Gillian Turner-Aldridge is an exciting adventure. Her work stems from literature, music, the human form; observations from nature; and also, from the imagination. The medium utilised depends upon the subject to be portrayed. Composition; drawing; tone and colour are the key features of her work. Gillian produces many drawings on location, from life and portraiture; all very good disciplines.
“One is always mindful of the term ‘ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS’”
University of Warwick course tutor- Dr. Yeomans; Vittoria Street Art College Birmingham, National Association of Goldsmiths Course; Birmingham College of Art; Solihull College.
Elected Associate of the RBSA in 2001. Fully elected Member in 2002.
Gillian’s Exhibitions include:
RBSA 1998 to present; having Regional Finalist 1993, having National Finalist 1994; Royal Cambrian Academy First Prize; Birmingham Watercolour Society Centenary Exhibition Major Prize; Honorary Member of BWS in 2012; Stourbridge Living Gallery – First Prize; Llewelyn Alexander London; John Noott Broadway; Royal Bath & West England; Gloucester Cathedral; St. Ives Society Mariners Galleries; Society of Women Artists London, Solo Exhibitions – RBSA; RSC Swan; Royal Shakespeare Theatre; Pendrell Hall.
Her diploma work entitled Basilica di San Marco in RBSA Archive Collection.
Works are in private collections, nationally and internationally.
She taught for many years as a tutor/lecturer at Pendrell Hall College, the Royal Cambrian Academy and Art Societies. Her chosen mediums are acrylic, oil, watercolour, pastel and graphite.