Gilly Hemmer

Painter & Mixed media artist
Making a Plan
Mixed media, Painting

I am looking forward to exhibiting with Worcestershire Open Studios and I look forward to welcoming you to my studio!
I have a lifelong love of making art and a fascination for finding the deeper narratives that connect a maker to their work.
In my early career I was a fabric retailer and knitwear designer. I then studied fashion and textiles at UWE, Bristol. Later I taught fashion and textiles part-time. It was during this period I began to develop my own practice.
For many years I have worked in acrylics, frequently adding other media including stitch, I have produced still life pieces, landscapes and seascapes - my pieces are often naive with no intention of being truly representational. For me my paintings have been more about my perception of places and objects as I try to capture the way I feel about a subject rather than express a visual reality. I am in love with birds, animals, trees, and nature in general - and this love of the natural world, often mixed with domestic paraphernalia and interiors and my emotional and internal view of life, is what inevitably comes out in my work.
My home and studio are in the lovely Worcestershire Teme Valley, where I live with my husband John, our dear Airedale George, and Mabel our beautiful Romanian rescue dog.

You can view my work on my website:

Please contact me if you have any questions, I'll be happy to get back to you:

Venue address
Southwood Cottage
Pudford Lane
Between Martley and Gt. Witley, turn off the B4197 into Pudford Lane, opposite Horne Lane. Follow the lane 1.5 miles to the very end, where you will see a track to your right. We are at the end of this track. Please park on our driveway or just outside.
07984 922340
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