Gina Parr

For some time we have been proudly supplying the multi-talented artist Gina Parr with our lovely, deep-edge Gallery Professional canvases. Painter, photographer, set-designer… Gina originally trained as a Fine Artist and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art. She then studied Set Design for Television at Chelsea College of Art and subsequently worked for the BBC as a Senior Production Designer and later freelanced for all the major TV channels. Her credits include set designs for The Brit Awards, Eastenders, The Royal Variety Performance and the 2006 World Cup…all of which can be viewed on www.ginaparr.com . In 2007, after 30 years of living in London, Gina moved back to Devon where she now resides and paints…finding inspiration in her adult urban life and her rural and coastal childhood.

The words muscular, vibrant, strong and bold have been used to reflect Gina’s work. Her website describes how her work marks the tension between how much Gina allows to happen by chance and her need to intervene and engineer the paint, to control the developing relationship formed on the canvas. Sometimes she feels compelled to take the painting to the edge of ruin in order to force it back to a successful reflection of her initial intention. But mostly the work is produced intensely, intuitively and spontaneously. Gina’s painted and photographic work uncovers complex connections and disconnections within form and landscape, explicitly questioning the relationship between chance and control in the process of painting. Although her work is autobiographical she would like it to evoke an atmosphere which may in turn elicit personal, emotional responses for the viewer’s own sense of “place”…physical or emotional.

Here are a few of her latest works with Gina’s descriptions…

“Field of View” from the Down to Earth series…this series is an emotional response and celebration of the fundamental elements of the Devon landscape…a colour, a curve, an undulation.

“Recursive Navigation” and “Self Similarity” are from the River Meets Sea series…this series is inspired by the estuary in Exmouth and explores where exactly the river meets the sea.

“Atmospheric Tide” is from the series Gone Fishin’ With Wilf…this series explores childhood memories of fishing with my father in Devon and changes in the coastal landscape as a metaphor for the passage of time.

Gina regularly exhibits in London galleries details of which are on her website. She is a Saatchi Art artist and is represented in collections worldwide including the permanent collection at Keble College, Oxford. She is also very complimentary of our canvases and provided us with a glowing testimonial...

“Fine Art Canvases are a joy to work on. The weight and construction of the stretchers imbue a feeling of quality and permanence. The service is friendly and personable…all highly recommendable”.

We wish Gina a very exciting and busy year ahead!