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A Way In

About this painting

I wanted to explore using more areas of neutral/muted tones in my work, rather than the whole painting being a big punch of colour and pattern. So with this piece, the pop of colour is very much contained.


In keeping with this idea of reigning things in a little, I also wanted to try and depict the subject of the painting in a simpler way. So here this piece is based on a portrait, like many of my other works, but that face is depicted by what is close to being just a single line with a few details either side and that line is essentially what separates the two contrasting areas of the painting.


Out of this thought process, I have made two paintings - Simply Be and A Way In (which are similar, but almost in an inverted way).

In A Way In, the different areas of the painting are joined by those lines and grids that I love to use, and of course you see other familiarities in the shapes used, the layers of texture that features in most of my work and some of those wonderful colours.

A Way In was created with mixed media (gesso, acrylic, collage, graphite, Caran Da'che Neocolor II and graphite) on a flat wood panel, which is presented in a custom-made hand-painted square wooden frame 38 x 38 cm and 3.5 cm deep. It is titled and signed by Gillian Hancey on the back and signed on the front in the bottom right corner, and is ready to hang.

Original painting available - £275

Limited edition Gicleé prints available now (see below)

Wooden Board


£40 (FREE DELIVERY within the UK)

Key information

  • Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any work

  • 12x12" image on 16x16" high-quality museum heritage fine art paper

  • Hand-signed, titled and numbered by Gillian Hancey on the front and back

  • Only 10 available

  • Prints are wrapped in tissue and posted flat in a hard-backed enveloped

  • FREE DELIVERY within the UK (quote for worldwide shipping available on request)

  • Prints can also be provided framed (collection or hand delivery only - please contact me to discuss options)

Colour disclaimer

The colours in these prints have been carefully matched to the original paintings. However,  it is important to note that every screen has a different capability to display colours and everyone sees these colours differently, therefore it cannot be guaranteed that the colours you see on the screen accurately portray the true colours in the artwork.

Print of A Way In, an acrylic and mixed media abstract portrait that balances a pop of vibrant colour with neutral/muted tones by Gillian Hancey Art, featuring the side profile of a child’s face and layers of intricate details.

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