Gilly Marston has been painting landscapes and wildlife for ten years. After taking art classes to establish a good foundation, she has developed her own style and approach to art. A feel for light and colour was further encouraged by the late art instructor Marie-Hélène Lajoie. Gilly is also a photographer and uses her images as the basis for most of her paintings. She lives in Beckwith Township in a forested area with a large vibrant marsh behind the woods. She travels extensively through North America visiting natural areas for hiking, birding and photography.
For Gilly, nature is full of texture, colour, moods and emotion. Worn landscapes, rocks that have stood for millennia, water ever changing and reflecting, skies in joy and sorrow are subjects to be explored and painted.
Gilly has shown her work with the Richmond Village Art Club and also at Arts Carleton Place’s Fine Art Sale, Nepean Fine Art League’s Art Shows and the Manotick Art Association’s Art Shows. Each piece of work is framed with a custom frame she makes in her workshop and stained and varnished to suit that work.
At her home – Beaver House, she has a gallery where her work can be seen by appointment.