Gail de Cordova
Gail de Cordova achieved a first class honours degree in Fine Art from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1981. She currently lives and works as a full time painter in her garden studio in Cambridge. She has exhibited in the UK, Spain and Sweden.
'My work reflects a world of memory and dream. I am inspired by the natural world and how it touches us at a deeper level. I grew up in Cornwall - whose wild beauty is a strong influence as is the light and colour of Andalucia. My ancestors are from Cordoba, hence my name. I live and work in Cambridge; the ever-changing skies and flat watery strips of land are perfect for dreaming and reflecting.
‘I am passionate about painting, about the colours and textures of life. I work very intuitively building up layers of different materials, which include plaster, paper, pastels and both acrylic and oil paint. I attempt to get under the skin of a landscape or still life; to find its essence. The process is transformational and I really live each painting as I make it’.
Gail de Cordova 2013
'Though seemingly abstract, Gail de Cordova's paintings evoke places, times, secrets, breezes, seasons, memories...and one is at a loss to define exactly how these are communicated; they just are. Every work is different yet they are all unmistakably Gail's, so strong is her visual style'.
Chris Williams - Williams Art, Cambridge 2010
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