Gerry Wilmer MA Fine Art/Painting

Painting the meadow .

Painting the meadow .

I love sketching outdoors using a water soluble ink pen and watercolour in a small book.
Indoors I work on large scale paper, using acrylic paints, often basing the work on a sketch I have done, or a memory of something I have seen or felt.
I then go on to paint in oils on canvases that I have stretched myself, as I find the stretching and priming a special part of the process of making a painting.
The oil painting is usually a slower process, often reworking over and over, but sometimes I take a small canvas outdoors and paint in oils or acrylics directly from the subject. I call these oil sketches, and as sketches I feel I can be more forgiving and try and leave them as they are, without painting over them!

I have some of my sketches and paintings reproduced as greetings cards and high quality archival giclee prints. You can find them on my Etsy shop;-



Painting 'The Orchard' Oil on canvas

Painting ‘The Orchard’
Oil on canvas





Making my canvas stretchers in the studio doing my MA

Making my canvas stretchers in the studio doing my MA



Small visitor to my ‘ There is More’ installation, at my MA exhibition.

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‘There is More’ Acrylic and oil on seven canvases, joined together to form a space you can enter, as if you were in the painting. Hundreds of loose pieces of painted canvas cover the floor, to give the effect of colours drifting down from the canvases, like leaves in autumn, or petals in spring. The feeling of a woodland scene.


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  1. Thanks for the Christmas card Gerry – Great to hear from you! – Great sketches – loved them all!! Are you on Facebook? Do you have an email account? Mine is: richard_benns@btinternet.com – Ive sent this link to Hannah Eva’s coming up three in January – she’s as bright as a button and loves drawing and painting! They are living near Salisbury – if you can email me I’ll give you her address – will take your card to her when we visit this w.end (15/16 Dec.) – Have a great Christmas Gerry – love to your mum and to you, of course – Richard xx

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