North Cotswold Arts Association Oxfordshire Artweeks Exhibition at Warwick Hall Burford 20th - 25th May 2019
Burford Festival Open Art Exhibition at New Warwick Hall Burford 6th - 16th June 2019
Long Compton Summer Fete and Dog Show at Long Compton Village Hall 6th July 2019
Stow Art Group Lower Slaughter Exhibition at Lower Slaughter Village Hall 7th - 13th August 2019
Stow Art Group Annual Exhibition at Oddington Village Hall 23rd - 26th August 2019
North Cotswold Arts Association Annual Summer Exhibition at Warwick Hall Burford 26th - 31st August 2019
Christmas at Great Rollright Village Hall 23rd & 24th November 2019 (Oxfordshire Artweeks Site No 451)
Painting under the name of 'Gilly' I specialise in pastel portraits of people and pets, to commission, plus wildlife and book illustration. Constantly drawing and painting figures and animals as a child, a business and academic career took over. Dabbling again in my 50's the sudden loss of sight in one eye in 2003 caused me to be more focused to strengthen the 'good' eye. Thankfully some sight returned.
Mainly self taught but influenced by Degas and Cassatt and with expert tuition from a range of specialists, I predominantly work in pastels, occasionally other mediums.
In addition to annual exhibitions and private commissions, my artwork has appeared in cookery plus children's books, and in Watling Street Galleries, Towcester. Awarded Pat Wardell Trophy for Best Art Exhibit 'Figure of a Young Girl in Hat' (pastels) Ibstone Annual Show 2000.
I am a member of the Association of Animal Artists, Stow Art Group, the North Cotswold Arts Association, a professional member of SAA, Artist member of Oxfordshire Artweeks, and an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
See website www.gillycoxportraits.co.uk