Gill Walton



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Composition in Cadmium and Indigo, Oil on Board

Swimming With Demons

The Heron

The Goldfinch


The Gift


Gill’s work includes a wide ranging use of materials and themes but all of it deals with what it is like to be a human being, death, love, loss and longing. There is a thoughtfulness which links each piece whether it be a painting, drawing, print, sculpture or ceramic.

The work is her own quiet, informal, personal response to life circumstances, motherhood, illness and longing.

Her ‘Migraine’ series is a group of self portraits which graphically depict the misery of the condition and her ‘Tower’ series is her response to feelings of isolation and loneliness.

An emphasis on observation, drawing, mark making informed by her extensive knowledge of art techniques and art history layers it all with sensitivity and beauty.


Gill is a painter, sculptor and ceramic artist. She has been a professional working artist all her working life and has exhibited widely, including a one woman show at the Axiom centre for contemporary art in 1994. She has been commissioned to produce public sculpture and has won awards from Creative Scotland and Scottish Borders Council. She has been an art college lecturer and in 2012 founded Allanbank Arts, a teaching centre delivering art courses and exhibitions.