Thursday, 17 November 2016

Art at The Orchard interview with November artist Gill Repper

We're delighted that artist Gill Repper has agreed to do a little interview for the blog, she's exhibiting a selection of her original paintings here at The Orchard this November.

Gill will you please tell our readers a little about yourself?

My name is Gillian Elizabeth Repper and I am 68 years old living in Wisbech. I was a teacher for nearly 40 years and loved it. I have two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. I love children, my cat Bubbles, nearly all animals, travelling, food, friends and of course painting.

Gill please tell us about your work? What are you currently working on?

I love painting in acrylics, but I will quite happily work in any medium, including pastels, oils and water colours. My next painting will be "A Wet Night in London". I have a big project on as well, painting a large mural for a child's bedroom. 

How did you decide to become an artist?

I have always like painting and drawing. My father was a very good illustrator. Over the past 25 years I have been on quite a few courses all over the country. Since I retired 8 years ago I have been lucky enough to indulge my hobby full time.

What's the best advise you've been given as an artist?

I have received so much good advice over the years that I couldn't pick out any one thing. My tutors have been amazing and very generous with their help.

What do you do when you are not creating?

Visiting friends and family. I have two gorgeous grandchildren aged 16 months and 4 years old, so I love spending time with them. My younger son and his wife live in France so visiting them is fantastic.

What are your life and work goals for the future?

After a spell of ill health, my goals are to keep well and keep painting.

Gill you're currently exhibiting some of your original artwork here at The Orchard where else can we find your work?

All my work is original and I have no prints on sale anywhere at the moment. I have a great number of paintings on show for sale at The Angles Theatre, Picturesque in Hill Street, Wisbech and the most recent gallery to take my work is at The Art's Lounge in Swaffham, Norfolk.

Many thanks to Gill Repper for agreeing to be interviewed for The Orchard Tea Room and Farm Shop Blog. You can view Gill's art daily 10am -4pm until the end of November 2016 at

The Orchard Tea Room and Farm Shop
Redmoor Lane
PE14 0RN

Telephone: 07527 046184
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