Sian McGill

Sian McGill was born on St.Davids Day 1973 in Pontypool, South Wales. After gaining a degree in English at Swansea University, she returned to a childhood love of art, pursuing this alongside bringing up her young family. Painting soon became a passion, and has now become a full-time occupation.

Much of her inspiration comes directly from the places where she loves to spend time. The paintings are a response to the landscape, an attempt to capture something of the experience and the energy of a place- how it feels to be there on that day.

An expressive and intuitive painter, she works mostly with a palette knife, but also paints with brushes, or fingers or whatever else comes to hand to get the desired effect. She enjoys experimenting with mark-making, colour and texture to create a variety of effects- this often leads to a degree of unpredictability, allowing the paintings to emerge almost by themselves.