Christine Gaut

I have always painted and encouraged by my mother (who was an embroiderer by profession), I spent years working with fabrics in needlepoint, patchwork, appliqué, wall-hangings, dressmaking and soft furnishings.
I finally fulfilled my ambition to become a professional painter at the age of 51. By then my three children had all flown the nest and I moved with my husband Peter to a chocolate-box cottage in the Cotswolds. We now have six grandchildren.
I have attended still-life master classes with Sue Wales at her studio in Bath and furthermore I am mentored by my sister Fran Slade and her husband Colin, a former Master of the Fine Art Guild.
I have worked on commissions in pen & ink, acrylic and watercolour although my preferred medium is oil where the ability to use the drama of light and dark gives me the freedom to express light, colour and form.
I hold my own annual exhibition in the centre of Stroud and I have exhibited at Open Studios, Faith in Art, and at an artist’s gallery at New Wine. I have paintings in France, Spain, Egypt, Australia and the USA. I was featured in articles in Stroud Life, in Artists & Illustrators magazine, and in Katie Fforde’s book ‘Wedding Season’.
My work is impressionistic and covers landscapes, seascapes, boats, flowers and skies with a smattering of abstract thrown in. My work can be seen on a number of online galleries including Artfinder and Rippingham Art. I believe in making my paintings affordable to be available to someone who likes to display original art in their home.
I also offer prints and cards of my work.