Painting ‘Elephants in Love’ by Artist Member Gillian Mather was chosen by Grayson Perry for his TV series ‘Grayson’s Art Club’ that was broadcast on Channel 4, 4 May 2020. The painting was shown in part 2 of the series which featured animals as its subject.
Mather is interested is in exploring new approaches to figurative painting. By painting rapidly using simple brushstrokes and colours, to avoid inconsequential detail, she creates elements of abstraction within a naive form. Her aim is to capture spontaneously the fundamental character and essence of a being and to convey the emotion of love. Her work is influenced by cave paintings and naive art.