Monday, 12 March 2012

New Artist at the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery

The Elizabeth Gordon Gallery is proud to introduce a new artist: Gail van Lingen. Gail was born in Gauteng, educated in KZN, and studied art at WITS.

Gail is currently living in KZN, having made a name for herself in Johannesburg and Cape Town. She has exhibited in major galleries in SA, UK, and Australia.

Between 1987 - 91, Gail embarked on a project to paint the Battlefields of South Africa. The project immersed her in intensive historical research and set her traveling the length and breadth of the country, to archives and museums, and to camping on the battlefields themselves. Recognising the historical value of the paintings, Times Media Limited contracted her to buy the series of 20 works for their offices. Her works were later published in the book "Battlefields of South Africa".

Gail has continued to travel extensively and her most recent exhibition in 2011, "Cape to Cairo", held at the Castle in Cape Town, was the result of 5 years of meandering from the tip of the Cape through to the Nile in Egypt.

Gail's style is uniquely her own and is a wonderful fusion of impressionism and expressionism. Her use of paint with the palette knife is both thick and fluid, and captures light, shade, and reflection in broad strokes of colour.

For more information, visit the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery website at, or give them a call on 031 303 8133.

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