Gillian Swaile Art

Artist & Printmaker
Northumberland

About


Originally from Carnoustie in Angus, I have lived in rural Northumberland since 2003. I live in the hamlet of Lanehead in Tarset with my husband Chris, and our dog George. We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife, all underneath the dark skies of Northumberland National Park. This is the inspiration for my work.

In early 2020 I decided to change my life, probably not the wisest thing to do during a pandemic, but in May I left my job to pursue my dream to become a self employed artist. I have no formal training, but during my high school years I would spend Saturdays on courses at Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design, Dundee.

I enjoy working with different media, mainly creating linocut prints and cyanotypes. I also do digital art and photography.

I am currently working on my portfolio, at the moment I have cards for sale, along with original cyanotypes and linocut prints, and giclee prints.

I have designed and supplied bespoke cards and prints to independent businesses in Scotland and England.

I also sell to trade and currently have a small number of stockists in Northumberland.



EVENTS


EVENTS
Dalkieth Country Park 11-12th September 2021 - Creative Crafts Marquee - 2 day fair

The Great British Food Festival is coming to Dalkieth Country Park in September. It is a 2 day festival 11th-12th September 10am - 5pm daily.

You will find me in the Craft Marquee, along with many other creatives and artisans. Come along and say hello!

* update - Dalkieth was fantastic! Thank you all who stopped by for a chat and bought some of my work


Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle 1st-3rd October 2021 - Creative Crafts Marquee - 3 day fair

I will be in the Craft Marquee for a 3 day fair at Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle 1st-3rd October . This was a popular event in August and I am pleased to be returning. Ample free parking and lots of lovely art and craft stalls. 

Shop


The Printmaking Process


Stockists


Olive & Myrtle


Homeware, Jewellery & Gifts

Olive & Myrtle is a gorgeous gift shop in Bellingham, Northumberland. Emily stocks handmade, fair trade and artisan goods, and supports local crafters and artists. I am delighted to have my work in her shop. www.wildflowertrading.com

Matthias Winter


Eco-Home

I am proud to have selected cards available to buy from Matthias Winter, Hallstile Bank, Hexham. Please pop in to this fabulous shop, or visit their website. www.matthiaswinter.co.uk

Falstone Tearooms


Tearooms & Gift Shop

Falstone Tearooms is situated in the Victorian Old School in the picturesque village of Falstone. Aimee and the team serve delicious food and beverages, my dog George and I regularly pop in for refreshments after walking in nearby Kielder forest. You will find my cards and a selection of framed prints in the gift shop section.

Celtic Crafts Holy Island


Jewellery & Craft Shop

A family run business situated in a 400 year old cottage on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. A beautiful shop full of gifts, supporting local creatives and crafters. Celtic Crafts exclusively stock my bespoke cards and prints.

Simpson’s Coffee House & Gifts


Coffee shop & Gift shop

Simpson’s Coffee House & Gifts is a delightful new coffee house & gift shop situated in my home town of Carnoustie in Angus. As well as serving delicious goodies, Tracey supports local creatives by selling handmade goods, art prints and cards. I am delighted to be contributing and you will find a selection of my framed prints and cards.

Design & Commissions


Celtic Crafts Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Jewellery & Craft Shop

I was asked to create bespoke cards and prints that would be exclusively stocked by Celtic Crafts, an established family business situated in a 400 year old cottage on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The designs feature the wildlife and natural beauty of this historic island just off the Northumbrian coast, which can be accessed daily via the causeway.

Black Alpaca

Private Commission

My friend’s family breed award winning alpacas near Hexham, Northumberland. Nero Black Alpaca is the herd name. This alpaca print was commissioned for a family gift. It is a mixed media artwork print, combining my original linocut print with digital art. Presented as a Giclée Print, expertly double mounted and conservation backed by FSC certified printers who are members of the Fine Arts Guild.

Orchard House Veterinary Centres Ltd

Veterinary Surgeons

Orchard House Vets are based in Northumberland and like to “treat your pets as if they are our pets”. When a client’s beloved pet sadly passes away, a card of condolence is sent. I designed a bespoke sympathy card for Orchard House incorporating their company logo on the back.

Conanvet

Veterinary Surgeons

Conanvet is a long established independent veterinary practice in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, with branches in Conon Bridge, Gairloch, Ullapool and Fortrose. They are a mixed practice who care for animals large and small, and I was pleased to design and supply their bespoke small animal condolence cards.

Contact


  • Tigh Na Bruach, Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland
  • NE48 1NT