Gillian Shadbolt | Artist

"The act of painting is about one heart telling another heart where he found salvation" - Francisco Goya



I am excited about taking part again in Warwickshire Open Studios, which is open from Saturday 16th June 2018 to 1st July 2018.

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I shall be opening my home on the following dates, but may be able to arrange a viewing outside of these times if you find it impossible to fit in with my proposed schedule:

  • Friday 22/6/18 - 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday 23/6/18 1pm-5pm
  • Sunday 24/6/18 1pm-5pm
  • Friday 29/6/18 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday 30/6/18 1pm-5pm
  • Sunday 1/7/18 1pm-5pm
I shall again be serving wine, and hoping for a social event with seating in the garden, weather permitting. Please bring friends and relatives, and remember it is primarily an exhibition, buying is just an optional extra..

About Me

My name is Gillian Shadbolt and I am a painter based in Warwickshire. I am currently studying for my Fine Art and Contemporary Culture degree as a mature student. This is a really important step for me to achieve a long standing goal, but more importantly to enable me to focus on my search to find something deeper and more personal in my work. It is a constant struggle practising self appraisal and my continued search for more abstraction in my work, to allow some anonymity to engage with the viewer to “join the dots” to find something personal, using my art as a reflection of their own story.

I find that I am increasingly interested in how we relate to our environment, our social and personal history. It is these layers of influence I strive to include in my work, from aspects of nature to more figurative work. Layering of the paint and different materials is really important to me to give depth and meaning to the viewer, to allow different nuances to find their way to the surface, so that there is always more to find, more to explore. Every painting and every drawing is a learning curve to extend and fascinate


Address 3 Lea Walk Ryton on Dunsmore Coventry CV8 3QD