Old Town Hall to host exhibition

Gillian Lutton
Gillian Lutton

Watercolour artist Gillian Lutton is staging her latest exhibition of paintings in The Old Town Hall Gallery in the centre of Banbridge from 2nd to 9th April.

Many of the paintings in this exhibition combine Gillian’s passion for painting with her love of gardens and gardening.

During the spring and summer of 2015 Gillian visited gardens, parks and National Trust properties all over Northern Ireland in search of inspiration and found it in abundance.

“I’m never happier than when I’m painting or gardening so working on this exhibition has been a real joy,” said Gillian.

Banbridge born artist Gillian began painting in 1989 and has held a series of successful exhibitions of her work since.

She has also had paintings exhibited in Royal Ulster Academy exhibitions at the Ulster Museum.

In 1996 Gillian was commissioned to provide illustrations for Cottage Publications book, Banbridge, An Illustrated History and Companion.

Gillian took a break from painting while she devoted her time to her young daughters, but returned with a successful show in 2006.

In 2007 Gillian was commissioned by Cottage Publications to illustrate the acclaimed book, By The Banks of the Bann and its follow up book in 2008, My Lagan Love, A Portrait of the River Lagan.

Living near Rathfriland, her work is continually inspired by the landscape that surrounds her and clearly demonstrates her passion for the local countryside.

Gillian said her art can best be described as both instinctive and intuitive and her recent paintings have brought a new sensitivity to her work.

The exhibition is open to the public on Saturday 2nd and from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th April while www.gillianluttonart.com will be launched this week.