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Nellie Gill - Water Trough

Nellie Gill - Water Trough

Nellie Gill - Yellow Chair

Nellie Gill - Yellow Chair

Nellie Gill - Waterfall, San Antonio Botanical Gardens

Nellie Gill - Waterfall, San Antonio Botanical Gardens

Nellie Gill - Absolutely Texas

Nellie Gill - Absolutely Texas

Nellie Gill - Edge of Hill Country

Nellie Gill - Edge of Hill Country

Nellie Gill - Extended Barn with Vines

Nellie Gill - Extended Barn with Vines

Nellie Gill - Cloudy Day

Nellie Gill - Cloudy Day

Nellie Gill - The Parsonage

Nellie Gill - The Parsonage

Nellie Gill - Drizzly Day

Nellie Gill - Drizzly Day

Nellie Gill - Cold Front Arriving

Nellie Gill - Cold Front Arriving

Nellie Gill - A Day of Rest

Nellie Gill - A Day of Rest

Nellie Gill - Limelight

Nellie Gill - Limelight

                                                     

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By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Nellie Gill (born 1938 in Oklahoma, USA). 

Although she always enjoyed making things, family was the focus of Nellie Gill and she did not start painting until her children were in junior high school. At that time she asked Warren Hunter if she could study oils with him. He said his oil classes were full but he could put her in his watercolor class. Nellie fell in love with watercolor and worked hard to learn as much as she could about that exciting medium. She also took drawing and life drawing classes from Mr. Hunter.

 

Nellie credits the San Antonio Watercolor Group with helping tremendously in her art education. Several times a year they brought in accomplished watercolorists for workshops and Nellie took a number of those. In addition she has read and intensively studied every art book she could get her hands on.

 

The strength and personal concept in her work has resulted in successful one-woman exhibits as well as acceptances in group shows across the nation. Her paintings have been accepted in many national competitions including those of the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. Honors include the Dupage Award from the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Gold Medal (twice) from the San Antonio Watercolor Group, Grumbacher Gold Medallion and many other awards.

 

Nellie has been very active in art organizations serving on boards, giving demonstrations, teaching workshops and judging exhibitions. She has traveled extensively and enjoys painting everywhere she goes. People have seen her painting in several European countries, in Canada, Mexico and in most of the states in the United States.

 

In 2012 Nellie began painting more with oils. Although she enjoys the challenges of watercolor she has found that painting in plein air with oils is also exciting and challenging. The majority of her plein air work currently is with oils. Last year she won the Traylor Award from the San Antonio Art League for an oil painting done on location from her church parking lot.

Selected Exhibitions and Awards
 

  • American Watercolor Society

  • National Watercolor Society

  • Transparent Watercolor Society of America *

  • San Antonio Watercolor Society **

  • Rocky Mountain Mountain National *

  • Adirondack National Exhibition of American

      Watercolors *

  • Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition *

  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies *

  • Texas Watercolor Society *

  • Louisiana Watercolor Society

  • New England Watercolor Society  North American Open

  • Watercolor West *

  • Southwestern Watercolor Society *

  • Watercolor Art Society – Houston *

  • Kentucky Watercolor Society

  • Coppini Academy of Art *

  • Texas Fine Art Association *

  • Texas and Neighbors Art Competition *

  • San Antonio Art League *

  • San Antonio River Art Group *

  • New Braunfels Art League *

  • Randolph Air Force Base Art Competition *

  • Ft. Sam Houston Art Competition

 

 * indicates awards    ** indicates Gold Medal twice

Group and Professional Affiliations

 

  • Coppini Academy of Fine Arts

  • Transparent Watercolor Society of America

  • Outdoor Painters Society

  • Southwestern Watercolor Society

  • Urban Sketchers

  • Texas Watercolor Society

  • River Art Group

  • South Texas Plein Air

  • Trinity Art League

Gallery #438

    November 28, 2016

Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist

                       Nellie Gill (Born 1938)

               ARTIST'S STATEMENT
 

"Part of the reason I paint is because of a passion that I can't explain, just as someone has a passion for sports or ice cream but can't explain why.

 

Anytime I'm outdoors working from nature I can't help but be awed and grateful for the work of the Greatest Creator. I've spent many hours behind the brush. It makes me happy and if I can enjoy the process of painting there is not much else I can ask for.”