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On the Brink

On the Brink

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. This painting is on a box canvas 24 x 18 inches in size, which is unpainted and clean on the sides, signed by Gillian Hancey on the back and in the bottom right corner, and is ready to hang.


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

Carole Gagné Ince, Canada


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

Julie McCabe, UK


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

  • Colour disclaimer

    Please 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.

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