Sian McGill was born in Pontypool, South Wales. After studying English at Swansea University, she returned to her childhood love of art, pursuing this alongside bringing up her young family. Painting was a passion, that eventually become Sian’s full-time occupation. Exhibiting at galleries in Wales and Cornwall, Sian has also had work selected for the Royal Cambrian Academy.
Much of her inspiration comes directly from the places where she loves to spend time, outdoors enjoying the coastline. The paintings are a response to the landscape, an attempt to capture something of the experience and the energy of a place- how it feels to be there on that day.
An expressive and intuitive painter, Sian McGill works mostly with a palette knife, but also paints with brushes , or fingers or whatever else comes to hand to get the desired effect. She enjoys experimenting with mark-making, colour and texture to create a variety of effects- this often leads to a degree of unpredictability, allowing the paintings to emerge almost by themselves.