About

Hi, my name is Gay, welcome to my website.

I was born in Birmingham in 1944, my secondary school education did nothing to encourage an interest in art, although to be honest I was probably more interested in sport in those days. I played the violin, and the bugle in the GLB both somewhat badly and later the mandoline.

I met my husband Michael in 1964 through a mutual interest in jazz and folk music and we married in 1966.  I trained as a secretary and most of my working life I worked in offices,  in my thirties I also trained and worked as a college tutor  in secretarial subjects at Solihull College, and for a couple of years I ran 3 slimming clubs (although you wouldn’t know it to look at me now).  I have two wonderful children who both live and work in Birmingham.

I hope you enjoy viewing my ceramics and paintings and if you would like any more information about me or my work please contact me either by email or phone me on 0121 744 5489.

PAINTINGS

My Art interest started with evening classes in my  late teens at the ‘old’  Birmingham Art School, I could draw quite well but never managed to finish a painting.   Bringing up a family and work commitments took precedent until my fifties when I studied ’A’ level art at Solihull College and progressed to an Arts & Crafts degree course.

I enjoy painting in acrylic, watercolour, ink and more recently I am learning the techniques of pastels, the instancy and vibrant colours are such fun to use.  Although many of my paintings are of flowers and botanical subjects, I also enjoy painting/drawing  still life, portraits, life studies, abstract and mixed media pieces.  I feel my paintings are still in a state of development and I  have much to explore.

Exhibitions: City Art Gallery – The Jewellery Quarter Birmingham;   The Botanical Gardens Birmingham