Art by Design


I welcome enquiries regarding workshops

 Fine Art Paintings, Still Life, Oils

Nuno Feltmaking and Fine Art; Oils

Gill Burbidge BA (Hons) Fine Art, Dip, PGCE,

Welcome to my website, I hope you enjoy browsing

Wild flowers of wayside and meadow inspire and challenge in equal measure.  The fall of light on them reveals a saturation of colour unequalled. Light and shade on still life objects creates beautiful drama.

I love the edict...

….."colour gets all the credit, value does all the work" 

Training: in the formal classical method, initially at London Fine Art Studios, and  numerous workshops with professional artists. 

I came to full time painting, having previously taught art, print making  and felt making in FE for 15 years as lead tutor, teaching a range of mixed media from water based to encaustic.  I now work in oil.

Influences include: 

David Blackburn, pastellist 

John Piper

Samuel Peploe

Samuel Palmer and contemporary Romantics 

Winifred Nicholson

Fred Williams Australia.  

Rowan Williams, "Grace and Necessity, Reflections on Art and Love"

I studied Australian art history 


Drawing and painting Demonstrations, and workshops

Introduction to drawing and painting workshops and classes.