This member of the Webteam has just bumped into Gill Ellison, local artist, printer and ceramist, and I was immediately reminded of the specially curated art exhibition, in celebration of nature, which was held earlier this year as part of the Sandstone Ridge Festival programme.
Having popped into Gill's home studio, which enjoys commanding views over the Cheshire Plain and towards the Clywdian Hills, it seems sensible to suggest that a lasting legacy of the Festival programme should be that a series of 'drop-ins' at local studios which are situated along the Ridge takes place, thereby continuing to support and celebrate local talent.
Gill's impressionistic style emphasises light, colour and atmosphere. She has most recently produced a series of paintings based on detailed observations of the Cheshire landscape and the coastlines of the Wirral and Wales.
Whilst experimenting with a variety of media, processes and texture, Gill's work has recently evolved into ceramics and she has produced a variety of organic themed vessels and small sculptured forms linked specifically to her artwork.
Gill's work has been selected for several exhibitions locally, including Grosvenor Open (Chester), Tatton Park, Qube Gallery (Oswestry), Bank Quay Gallery (Warrington), Theatre Clwyd, the Shropshire Open, Granary Gallery (Weston Park, Shropshire) .... the list goes on.
View Gill's website by CLICKING HERE
Alternatively contact Gill as detailed below – she makes great coffee and yet another way to solve your Christmas List – think original – think local.