The great majority of Gillian Furlong’s paintings are in oils.Specialising in figurative works,her fascination with light & atmosphere encourages her to create images that are intimate & at the same time capture the sense of distance,atmosphere & place.The inspiration for much of her work is found in the countryside of England,including seascapes,France,Italy & Spain,where she has spent time painting,often of her daughters looking out of windows,to the landscape beyond.
She likes to capture what is there,rather than images from her imagination & her paintings have a thoughtful feel & gentleness about them that induces great humility & a sense of timelessness. The composition of the subject on the canvas is very important to her.
She is influenced by Vermeer,the Newlyn & Staithes Group of artists & the interior scenes of Danish artists.
She has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition almost every year from 1969 to 2001.Other than the R.A.show,in the last few years,she has had work at in the “Not the RA”,The Affordable Art Fair,& the Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia,Russell Gallery,Putney,Riverside Gallery,Barnes & Wimbledon Fine Art.