Gillian Turner-Aldridge

Gillian Turner-Aldridge

Gillian's main medium: is drawing and painting. She has studied at Warwick University, Birmingham College of Art and the National Association of Goldsmiths. She was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 2001 and as a member in 2002. Gillian has dispaled her work at numerous exhibitions including: RBSA; RCA Galleries; Mid-Art; John Noott; Driffold; Laing London Finalist; Llewellyn Alexander London; Royal Society of Women Artists; Gloucester Cathedral; Stourbridge College Living Gallery; St Ives Art Society’s Mariners Gallery; and two solo exhibitions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a comission from the Midlands Housing Authority. She has also won many awards, such as: First Prizewinner Royal Cambrian Academy, First Prizewinner Living Gallery Stourbridge, High Commendation Royal Cambrian Academy, High Commendation Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Her work has been loaned to the BBC for use in some of their productions. An active member of the Birmingham Art Circle and Birmingham Watercolour Society, she also works with acrylic, oil, and pastel. Most of her paintings stem from visual memory of associations, and images of form and colour. The development of painting is always a great adventure. Many drawings help her to realise her vision.The whole process is fraught with moments of desperation and determination as the cautious game of adjustment strengthens composition, drawing and colour which leads to a visual statement where nothing can be added or taken away.