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MARCELLE GILSON (article first published : 2005-05-30)

The new Frere Road gallery, Gallery 238, will host an exhibition showcasing Marcelle Gilson’s large scale oil paintings and works of other local artists.

Formerly from Edenvale, Johannesburg, and now residing in Umdloti, Marcelle Gilson attended the Johannesburg Art, Ballet, Drama and Music School. She.is a web designer by day and paints for leisure.

She loves painting “BIG”, focusing on what makes her happy and creates pictures with energy that radiate tranquillity. She is inspired by the works of Monet, Van Gogh, Gaugin, Salvador Dali and Cezanne.

“I see myself as an impressionist; I go for realism. However, I feel my work is completely opposite to those who inspire me,” says Marcelle who says her somewhat eclectic taste in music motivates what she paints. She is a structured individual who likes uncomplicated living and things with a purpose.

“I believe that there is no right or wrong way to paint; you should have complete freedom to express yourself, but I am not one for shock tactics,” she explains.

The exhibition runs from June 4 to July 3. For more information contact Steve Mandy on 082 441 2922 or e-mail: stevemandy@liblink.co.za




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