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'On the Brink'

About this painting

In this vibrant, colourful, one-off painting, Gillian explores the idea of creating art about people without being restricted to the composition of a traditional portrait. Gillian used a photograph she had taken as the source image and sketched this onto an textured underpainting of coloured gesso. She then gradually built the image up in layers of acrylic and finally oil paints. 


I love this piece - the profile, the colours, the movement in the paint. Really beautiful.”

Carole Gagné Ince, Canada

Very nice artwork. My first impression, something tribal, ancient, maybe Aborigine. State of mind - a pleasant trance.

Laura Rainbow, Croatia

It makes me feel I’m in the midst of an active, dramatic, colourful, energetic, imaginative process. Fabulous

Julie McCabe, UK

Curious! Vibrant and busy. Interesting textures.”

Carol Foster

I’m loving the contrast of warm and cool tones, makes me energised and reflective at the same time. It’s brilliant...reminds me of the futurist movement, but like you’ve brought it up to date into contemporary art - very clever.

Andrea Grottick, UK

Original painting - SOLD

Prints - AVAILABLE (see below)

Framed pints
Wooden Board


£36 (FREE DELIVERY within the UK)

Key information

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

  • Size: A3 with 5 mm white border

  • Printed with a 12-ink pigment system resistant to fading (rated to 99 years behind glass) on archival acid-free poster paper 

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

  • Frame not included

  • 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)


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 On the Brink, a vibrant and colourful oil and acrylic painting by Gillian Hancey Art that explores the idea of creating art about people without being restricted to the composition of a traditional portrait.

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