ELECTED ARWS 2017 & RWS 2018
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 describes each of her paintings as a little journey that pushes out into the darkness. Nothing is planned or expected and shes uses whatever media that provides the best effect. Images disappear and others emerge and finally a shape seems to be revealed and a question is assembled. Gertie's main themes centre around the meeting of opposites - near and far, natural and man-made, known and unknown, dark and bright.