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

008-001-30 - Sea Walk

008-001-30 - Sea Walk

008-001-6 - Breath

008-001-6 - Breath

008-001-38 - Path To The Sea

008-001-38 - Path To The Sea

008-001-11 - Salobrena

008-001-11 - Salobrena

008-001-43 - Red Door

008-001-43 - Red Door

008-001-42 - Road to Jerez

008-001-42 - Road to Jerez

008-001-9 - Moon River

008-001-9 - Moon River

008-001-13 - Night Harbour

008-001-13 - Night Harbour

008-001-2 - Dream of Don Qixote

008-001-2 - Dream of Don Qixote

008-001-29 - Channel

008-001-29 - Channel

008-001-31 - Reflecting Country

008-001-31 - Reflecting Country

008-001-36 - Solea

008-001-36 - Solea

008-001-47 - Approaching Solstice

008-001-47 - Approaching Solstice

008-001-37 - Breakwater

008-001-37 - Breakwater

088-001-10 - Storm Rainbow

088-001-10 - Storm Rainbow

008-001-3 Varangeville

008-001-3 Varangeville

008-001-46 - Looking Out

008-001-46 - Looking Out

008-001-45 - The Promise

008-001-45 - The Promise

008-001-14 - Out West

008-001-14 - Out West

008-001-39 - Song of the Earth

008-001-39 - Song of the Earth