March 2021 Georgina Ralph

In March 2021, Window Gallery created a virtual exhibition of wildlife inspired drawings and paintings by Georgina Ralph. You can check out the video exhibition with music by The Mighty Small on our Facebook page and You Tube Channel.

We had a chat with Georgina about her art and influences

When did you start making art? I got back into art about four years ago, one of these things that you pick up again when your family has flown the nest.

What sort of art do you create? Has this changed over time? I tried my hand at charcoal sketches, and pencil sketches, moving onto colour in pencils, then watercolours. I enjoyed my watercolour artwork, painting flowers and animals mainly. I now use acrylic paints, painting on wooden items and log slices as well, creating more craft pieces.

What inspires you? Everything! Nature, my pets, I spend each day either researching or creating arts and crafts. I see this as my work.

What do you do if you’re not inspired? I research other artists work, normally on art and craft groups that I belong to, or socia media, internet. I can be inspired by taking my dogs out for a walk, taking in my surroundings.

Where do you practice art? I work from my home, I have taken over all cupboard space, dining table and have an easel permanently up in my lounge.

Do you have any connections with the art community in Chelmsford? Through social media, but this can be international to be honest.

How often do you create? I am generally working on a project all the time.

What’s the best thing about being an artist? Someone ,other than myself, enjoying my work.

Where have you exhibited before? I haven’t, apart from social media platforms and I have an Etsy shop.

Do you sell your work? If so, is it difficult to part with it? Yes, I have sold a few pieces, yes it is difficult to part with some creations. I have gifted my work too, my recent was a painting of a kingfisher, I love it so much that I had a print made up and kept the original!

What superpower would you have and why? I would like to stop time, this would help me to get a lot more done in a day!