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Gail Bolliger grew up in South Africa. Drawing and painting has been an integral part of her life. She graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art at Plymouth University after studying art at Somerset College of Art.
She has participated in some mixed exhibitions and has some of her works hanging in the Château des Reaux in Chouzé sur Loire, France.
Gail has a studio in London and near St Paul de Vence in the South of France.

" A great deal of my work includes the human figure. I believe in the ability to draw. It is the essential language in any painting and like most things in life it improves with practice and what better expressive single image is available to an artist other than the human figure to build up a store of basic knowledge of form and as a necessary tool to improvise.

Sometimes I like to create a sense of unease or ambiguity in my work. Greek and Roman Mythology is a source of inspiration to which I often return. The classical drawings of Pietro Annigoni, Michaelangelo and Rembrandt and the extraordinary technical skill and power of Egon Schiele's drawings provide yet another inspirational source for me.
I am a great admirer of contemporary artists such as Peter Kuhfeld's drafmanship and paintings,Harriet Salt, Martin Yeoman, Vicente Romero, Roy Petley, Bruce Yardley and Robbie Wraith, to name but a few from whom I glean such inspiration.
" I sketch and photograph extensively in my travels. Things that influence me: Greek & Roman mythology, flash-backs from my knowledge of other artists' work, scenes, luminous signs, movements on TV, everyday TV and people. I draw and paint from life, everyday, wherever possible."
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Leda and the Swan 2 featured within the University of Trieste online. GRIMM Etemological Dictionary of Greek Mythology.