Featured Artist Ginger Gilmour

Artist Ginger Gilmour’s graceful sculptures and dreamlike paintings affirm her quest for beauty. Visit her website to learn more about her mission.

 

“Garden of Beauty” Mixed Media: Oil, Gold Leaf and Gouach, 62cm x 76cm by artist Ginger Gilmour. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Garden of Beauty” Mixed Media: Oil, Gold Leaf and Gouache, 62cm x 76cm

 

Ever since I can remember I have been an artist. Some say that I was born with the “soul of the artist” but it wasn’t until later in life that I could consciously say it is true. It came naturally to me as a child to create little things with flowers or to dream of the birds singing as I stood upon a stonewall overlooking the Mystic River pretending to fly. My imagination was limitless, but so was my intelligence.

 

“Mother & Child” Tinted Resin and Marble Dust, 12cm x 66cm x 14cm by artist Ginger Gilmour. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mother & Child” Tinted Resin and Marble Dust, 12cm x 66cm x 14cm

 

Often the art classes I took were at the back of the school and placed emphasis on the three “R’s” which I equally loved. I danced to the Fred Astaire movies while I vacuumed. I lived in suburban American homes out of “Pleasantville” and dreamt of the time I would be discovered in a soda fountain by a film director. The dreams were many and eventually became a quest for beauty.

 

“Awakening” Tinted Resin, 79cm x 104cm x 112cm by artist Ginger Gilmour. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Awakening” Tinted Resin, 79cm x 104cm x 112cm

 

As I entered adulthood, my dreams led me into the world of the rock band Pink Floyd. Their music touched my very being and further inspired my dream—the quest for beauty and that one can live it!

 

“Lovers” Tinted Resin and Marble Dust, 12cm x 84cm x 10cm by artist Ginger Gilmour. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lovers” Tinted Resin and Marble Dust, 12cm x 84cm x 10cm

 

As it happened, I fell in love with David Gilmour, their lead guitarist. Our first moments were a girl’s dream come true. We married on the 7th of July, 1975, and over the next ten years gave birth to our four children—Alice, Clare, Sara and Matthew.

 

“Sea of Souls” Mixed Media: Oil, Resin and Gold Leaf, 180cm x 122cm x 13cm by artist Ginger Gilmour. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sea of Souls” Mixed Media: Oil, Resin and Gold Leaf, 180cm x 122cm x 13cm

 

During this time, my life expanded to include the development of my own innate artistic qualities. I studied for eight years with the English visionary artist Cecil Collins. He inspired me to touch the essence of life and then allow one’s own uniqueness to create the form or drawing that would capture its treasured quality.

 

“Earth Song of Woman” Tinted Resin and Marble Dust, 60cm x 200cm x 54cm by artist Ginger Gilmour. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Earth Song of Woman” Tinted Resin and Marble Dust, 60cm x 200cm x 54cm

 

My life up until the early nineties had given me the opportunity to live amongst “Beauty-now.” I saw that it was my quest to create “Beauty-to BE Beauty!” I painted long hours with a wish for this to become.

 

“Woman and Two Angels” Mixed Media: Oil, Resin and Copper, 122cm x 152cm by artist Ginger Gilmour. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Woman and Two Angels” Mixed Media: Oil, Resin and Copper, 122cm x 152cm

 

I was discovering that to manifest beauty one had to acknowledge the visible and invisible aspects of life. I was being led to create artwork which sought to express the natural awareness of the divine “Beauty and Wonder of Life” in all relationships and on all dimensions of our being.

 

Artist Ginger Gilmour in her studio. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Ginger Gilmour in her studio

 

I have come to understand that this quality and experience is best captured by creating a metaphysical story of the interaction between the viewer, the artist and the artwork. It’s a story which speaks directly to our archetypal longing for happiness, beauty and the truth—a story which offers a doorway to the self beyond the collective story that blinds us from knowing the beauty that we are.

 

“Contemplation” Tinted Resin and Marble Dust, 70cm x 84cm x 50cm by artist Ginger Gilmour. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Contemplation” Tinted Resin and Marble Dust, 70cm x 84cm x 50cm

 

My life’s quest is to create artwork and an atmosphere through my art that ignite the “Wonder of the Child through Beauty.” Our eyes can see the miracle of the sparkle of the raindrop and together we shall hear the song of the angels once again. In beauty we are united!

 

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