Lot 128 - Gertie Young RWS - Air Berlin
Collage, gouache and pencil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Gertie was born in Nottingham and moved to London in 1968 to study at Hornsey School of Art. Over the years she continued to paint, filling sketchbooks and always searching for her own visual language. She takes her subjects from surrounding life - holidays, household objects, walking or gardening.
Gertie has firmly established her position as an artist in the UK, having participated in a variety of National competitions and exhibitions such as: the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, the National Open Art competition, the RWS' Contemporary Watercolour Competition, the Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, the Sunday Times Watercolour competition, the New English Art Club exhibition, the Royal Society of British Artists exhibition, the Royal Institute of painters in watercolour exhibition and the Royal Watercolour Society where, after becoming a member she also became the society treasurer. Her paintings can be found in private collections in the USA, Oman, Germany, France and Spain as well as here in the UK.
Each of Gertie’s paintings is like a little journey that makes its way out into the unknown. The images that arise are based on a mixture of observation, emotional memory and imagination. Ultimately her pieces often deal with the meeting of opposites: whether near or far, natural or man-made, mundane or celestial, personal or global. Fairy stories, poems, dreams, imaginary or real objects and places provide her with a constant stream of ideas. Gertie spends most of her time pushing back reality.
Hornsey Art College
Memberships include: Member of the Royal Watercolour Society
Awards include: Contemporary watercolour competition Seawhite award winner, National Open Art competition winner, Sunday Times watercolour competition winner, Julian Barrow award
Exhibitions include: Chelsea Art society, Royal Institute of painters in watercolour, New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, RA Summer Exhibition
Bankside Gallery, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My pieces often deal with the conjunction of opposites; whether near or far, natural or man-made, mundane or celestial. Each painting is like a little journey into the unknown. They are unplanned and assemble themselves as I paint.
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