Gillian Shadbolt | Artist

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



I shall be opening my house again this year as part of Warwickshire Open Studios, and would like to extend a warm invitation to anyone who would like to visit and see my new work. As usual I will be offering wine and nibbles, and weather permitting time to relax in the garden with friends.

The opening times are as follows:

  • Saturday 15th June 2019
  • Sunday 16th June 2019
  • Friday 21st June 2019
  • Saturday 22nd June 2019
  • Sunday 23rd June 2019
  • Friday 28th June 2019
  • Saturday 29th June 2019
  • Sunday 30th June 2019

Please contact me if you are unable to view at those times, and I will try to arrange an alternative.

I have just finished another year towards my BA(Hons) Fine Art degree and our final show is also available for viewing at Leamington College between 17th June and 21st June, with an Opening night on Monday 17th June 6-8pm.

I'd also like to encourage everyone to extend their trip with the other venues on the "Art on the Fosse" trail.

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