The Christine Gaut Exhibition – Cotswold Splendour
An exhibition of original paintings, prints & cards – the work of local artist Christine Gaut opens on Saturday 29th June at The Visitor Centre Wallbridge Lock.
‘Christine Gaut has the ability to inspire – whether it is through her personality or her canvas.’
Early ambition fulfilled
Originally trained as a Mayfair hair stylist, Christine finally fulfilled her ambition to become a professional painter at 51 when her three children had flown the nest and she and husband Peter had moved to a chocolate-box cottage in the Cotswolds.
Christine has attended master classes with Sue Wales at her studio in Bath. She is mentored by her sister Fran Slade and her brother-in-law Colin (a former Master of the Fine Art Guild).
Christine has worked on commissions in pen and ink, colour wash, watercolour. Favourite subjects include places around the Cotswolds, cottages, trees, flowers and birds.
Christine – pictured right- explains… “My preferred medium is oil where the ability to use the drama of light and dark gives me the greatest freedom to express my love of light, colour and form.”
As well as having her own annual exhibition in the centre of Stroud, Christine has exhibited at Open Studios in Stroud, Faith in Art, Christ Artisans and New Wine and has paintings in France, Spain, Australia and the USA. Christine has featured in articles in Stroud Life and Artists and Illustrators magazine and Katie Fforde’s book ‘Wedding Season’.
Every one of the oil paintings is also available to purchase as a framed or unframed print. In addition, many of Christine’s pictures feature on her handmade greeting cards.
Click here or on the icon below to see more of Christine’s work.