Gilly Beal



- an exploration of the brushstroke

Gilly's work is an exploration of the brushstroke. Whether ink on paper, oil on canvas or photography, she is intrigued by how a simple gestural stroke can create a series of captivating lines. The subtlety of the mark-making creates visually stunning pieces that are full of energy, despite their deceptive simplicity.

She has an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths.


- oil on canvas, monochromes and duochromes
Yellow Ochre
Sunset in Cambodia
Traces purple 1
Traces purple 2
Indian yellow 1
Indian yellow 2

Works On Paper

- each work is a study of the single brushstroke
Traces: grey 1
Traces: black and violet
Traces: blue and white
Traces: red


- found brushstrokes and linear patterns
Lussan 10
Japanese lines 1
Japanese window
Japanese lines 2


- influenced by Bali
Basket range
Lines and basket


- training, exhibitions & commissions
Formal Training
  • 2015-2017 Turps Arts School Correspondence Course
  • 2014 MA Fine Arts. Goldsmiths UK / LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore
  • 2008 HNC (BTec) Fine Art Kensington & Chelsea College, London
  • 2007 Summer School Foundation UCL – Slade School of Fine Art
  • 1981 BA (Hons) Politics/History of Art, University College of Wales
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2012 Life Lines, Galeri Utama, Fort Canning, Singapore
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Work in progress: Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan
  • 2018 Enshrined. The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Parish Church, London
  • 2016 Correspond, The Artworks, 1830 Building, Shaw Lane, Halifax
  • - touring to Rye Creative Centre, East Sussex and Interview Room 11, Edinburgh
  • 2015 Pameran Poskad, Blk 9 Lock Road, Gilman Barracks, Singapore
  • 2015 50 Obsessions, LaSalle College of the Arts
  • 2014 ArtOne21 Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
  • 2014 The Spa, Eminent Plaza, Lavender, Singapore
  • 2014 Closer. German Centre, Singapore
  • 2014 Elephant Parade Hong Kong
  • 2014 Landings. Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
  • 2013 Silent Giraffe. LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore
  • 2012 Premiere. Artistry Gallery, Singapore
  • 2010 Pameran Poskad, Singapore
  • 2008 More. Better. Kensington & Chelsea College
  • 2007 No Unifying Demographic. Kensington & Chelsea College
  • 2007 Slade Summer School Foundation Show, UCL
  • 2006 Malcolm’s Chickens. Block 43 Art Space, Singapore
  • 2005 Drawing from Life. Block 43 Art Space, Singapore
  • Wilson Associates
  • Canvas Art Consultants
  • HBA
  • JPA
  • Wheelock Properties
  • In the collections of private clients in Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Copenhagen, Bali.


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