21st Aug, 2022 12:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 131


gouache on paper, signed and dated '06, titled label verso
image size 67cm x 57cm, overall size 99cm x 88cm
Mounted, framed and under glass.
Note 1: a large and very fine example of Gillian Goodheir's work.
Comment: It was with sadness that we learnt of the sudden passing of Gillian Goodheir in January 2022.
Note: Gillian Goodheir was one of Scotland's best-loved artists and a regular exhibitor at good galleries around Scotland and the North of England. She was born in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art, specialising in Drawing and Painting. She graduated in 1967 then took a Post Diploma. She then taught art in Glasgow but in 1975 she and her husband moved to mid-Argyll where she lived and worked. Gillian Goodheir's paintings reflect her surroundings, the ever-changing weather and light in the west of Scotland but also the south of France where she spent a lot of time, when she could. As well as landscape she excelled in Still Life, combining flowers, textiles and decorative objects. Her preferred medium was gouache which she handled in a fluid spontaneous style, capturing light and colour. Her work is in collections throughout the U.K. (including six works in the Permanent Collection of the Palace of Westminster, London) as well as in the U.S.A., Canada, Hong-Kong, Holland, France and New Zealand.


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