Gillchrest - A Life in Pictures
This is the
life of an amazing artist told through her paintings.
Gillchrest is established as one of the foremost naïve artists of her
time. Just as L. S. Lowry's work depicts the life and times of the
working class people of Northern England Joan's distinctive paintings of
people going about their business will be forever identified with the
fisher folk of Cornwall's rugged Penwith Peninsula. Her work sits
proudly alongside other great artists of the St. Ives School working
from the nineteen sixties.
essentially a very private person who shunned publicity and could never
quite understand the tremendous following for her work. Joan held strong
views, didn't suffer fools gladly and using her own words "could be
difficult." But for those fortunate to have known her she was warm,
loving and generous. Her tremendous sense of humour, the concern and
affection she felt for the people and places of Penwith will live
forever through her paintings.
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