This page is dedicated to the memory of Gillean Whitaker who was an extraordinary artist.
For those who may not have known Gillean, she was a very special person, her talent was extraordinary. She was a discerning, loving, peaceful person and this shines through her artwork. One of her first paintings was the kingfisher you see represented on the right. She painted one at 5 years of age when she won a National Newspaper Children’s Painting Competition. So it became her favourite bird. Her design and painting tuition was at the Cheltenham College of Art.
The essence of her being was represented through her artwork. She painted every day. She painted what interested her and without a formula. Gillean’s subjects were free to dictate the individual style and treatment needed in each case. Her versatility and breadth of subjects and treatment are a rare accomplishment among the artistic community.
Gillean’s expertise in handling watercolour and acrylic and her draughtsmanship and ability to create wonderful pictorial design, has been fully recognised by many groups of discerning selectors of Works-of-Art for Prestigious Exhibitions. The Royal Academy London, Royal Watercolour Society, Royal Bristol and Birmingham Academy's and many more.
Gillean’s work is in art collections worldwide.
Enjoy viewing some of her paintings below.