About Gill Parker

Gill is one of the most talented artists I have ever encountered. Her love of the animal – and the essence, character and soul of whatever she touches – comes through. I was very lucky that one of her first commissions was to do a small sculpture of Mrs Moss.

– Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford

Biography

Gill Parker’s is one of the most acclaimed animal sculptures of our time

An accomplished horsewoman, Gill’s work clearly demonstrates her passion for horses. Yet her work is remarkably versatile in both subject matter and size – from equestrian subjects, to British wildlife, big game and family pets. Available in Limited Edition of nine or seven (from only £2,500) or as unique, one-off Commissions which are priced on an individual basis.

Gill lives and works in a beautiful part of rural Gloucestershire, along with a various assortment of animals. Gill also breeds and shows American Quarter Horses with which she has won numerous European and National championships.

It was whilst studying art at South Wilts Grammar School in Salisbury that Gill was first introduced to sculpture. Choosing not to go into further education, she tried several career paths, before taking up sculpture again.

In May 1983 Gill took her first bronzes to London where they were bought by Garrards and Asprey. Early support and encouragement from the Sladmore Gallery led to her first one women show in November 1984.

Since then she has become a leader in the field of equine and wildlife sculpture. With many major commissions to her name including the life-size bronze Motivator at Ascot Racecourse. Gill’s sculpture is eagerly sought by art collectors around the world and is in many public, private and Royal collections.

Collectors of Gill’s work make a solid investment in art of timeless quality, tactile and visual beauty, and fine craftsmanship.

I don’t make sculpture to shock, make statements, or needing explanation, I want to make sculpture that is a ‘standalone’ thing of beauty, based on the perfect forms of nature

– Gill Parker

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

1984 Sladmore Gallery, London

1987 Sladmore Gallery, London

1989 Sladmore Gallery, London

1991 National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket

1992 Chute Standen, Hampshire

1996 Phoenix, Arizona

1999 Robert Bowman Gallery, London

2000 Robert Bowman Gallery, London

2000 Kevin Anderson Gallery, Los Angeles

2002 Robert Bowman Gallery, London

Shared exhibitions

1983 Sladmore Gallery, London

1986 Saratoga, New York

1989 Gleneagles Equestrian Centre, Scotland

1984-2005 Society of Equestrian Artists Annual Exhibition, London

1997 Falle Fine Art, Jersey

2004 Mall Galleries, London

2009 Lowbands, Glos

2010 Game Fair

2010 Wittington Fine Art, Henley on Thames

2011 Game fair

2012 Game fair

Awards

1992 Presidents Medal

1992 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture

1997 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture

1999 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture

2005 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture

Gill is a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists

Personal Achievements

1993 FEQHA European Championships, all round champion, Aachen, Germany.

1993-95 Individual winner of six FEQHA European Championships, Aachen Germany.

2003 FEQHA European Championships – reserve champion and bronze medallist on own bred horse, Reggio Italy

Gill Parker is an artist whose work I have admired for some considerable time. Her innovative style and sense of anatomical form is quite extraordinary. She manages to combine exceptional accuracy with dramatic interpretation to provide a captivating mix that is fast becoming recognisable to International collectors.

In recent years she has undertaken substantial commissions allowing little opportunity for exhibiting commercially.

— Anthony Andrews