Welcome to EatLovePaint
You Are The Artist and the Art B H. McGill
I have been drawing and painting all my life. My earliest recollection of my creativity was when at aged about 5, I won a drawing competition run by a Melbourne TV station.
After studying Graphic Design at Perth Technical College in James St, I made art my career in Perth, Western Australia as a graphic designer and jewellery artist, until a growing and active family kind of interrupted that for a few years.
Since 2004, when I took up my brushes and paints again I have enjoyed the journey in becoming a successful artist and I am grateful to the collectors throughout the world who have supported my practice.
So, here is my artist statement which explains how I see the world and my artistic interaction with it.
My art practice is a simple reflection of my personality and as any artist, I am constantly inspired. I always think about art and the different ways I can deliver an interesting and consuming image. The simple joy of paint is the route that connects the viewer to my vision.
Drawing inspiration from the natural world I paint with colours to illustrate a vibrant and magical realm, representing the collision of our natural desires and empathy for our environment. I continue to develop a style which is authentic and instinctively sympathetic to the randomness of landscape and our natural environment.
The creative process of painting is uncomplicated for me, I don’t over-think it and yet the activity is essential to my wellbeing. I love things which are varied, challenging and beautiful. I don’t respond to uniformity and minimalism.
The combination of human judgement and technique is exciting and rewarding, so I aim to achieve layers of interest in my work through the use of colour and different media. My work constantly evolves. I am always willing to take the risks which I feel are necessary for growth and change.
2010-13 Gadfly Gallery Dalkieth WA - Jewellery
2013 - 2014 Group Exhibition Fremantle
2015 Solo Exhibition Maya Lounge Fremantle
2015 Group Exhibition Moores Building
2015 -18 Wanneroo City Art Awards and Exhibition
2015-16 Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne – small works exhibition
2016 Group Exhibition Ferguson Foundry
2017 Group Exhibition DECOY, Perth
2018 Gallery 281 Meraki Vol 3. Maylands, Perth
2018 Creative Debuts, London
2018 Mandjar Art Awards
2018 The TASF Art Awards - Winner - Jewellery
2018 City of Gosnells Art Awards
2018 City of Claremont Art Awards - finalist
2018 City of Bayswater Art Awards - Highly Commended
2019 Army Art - Leeuwin Barracks
2019 City of Claremont Art Awards - finalist
2020 City of Joondalup Art Awards
2021 City of Joondalup Art Awards
2021 City of Claremont Art Awards - finalist
2021 City of Stirling Art Awards - finalist
Private Collections, Manchester UK
Private Collections, Derbyshire, UK
Private Collections, Perth, Australia
Private Collection, Melbourne, Australia
Private Collections, London UK
Private Collection, York, UK
Private Collection Lancashire, UK