Works on paper, wood and in mixed media by Edinburgh artist, maker and designer Gail Turpin.

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RECENT

Nesting

Solo show

UPRIGHT GALLERY, EDINBURGH 18 JUNE - 8 JULY 2022

This exhibition gathered together work made during a period of unexpected nesting during the pandemic. Through close observation of found feathers and nests, I slowed down and settled in to make studies of these beautiful, complex and perfectly imperfect structures.

With pieces developed through drawing, painting, monoprinting and collage, Nesting features works on paper, wood and in textiles.

Turpin worked with whatever she had to hand—wood, fabric, paint—to recreate these foraged feathers. A process, she says, that was full of happy accidents from printing and sanding.
Alice Fisher
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NESTING 2

Limited edition giclée print - view prints

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NESTING 3

Limited edition giclée print - view prints

About

I was born in Edinburgh and studied graphic design at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1980s. I then worked in London and Amsterdam before returning to my home town to set up my Edinburgh graphic design studio.

I have spent my life looking at colour, texture and composition. Alongside my work as a designer, personal work has always been important; to me design is an applied art and just one of several that I practice. Drawing is a core part of my process (whatever form the final outcome takes). Some of my recent pieces combine drawing and printing with the interest in sewing and textiles that I have held since childhood.

Contact

To enquire about prints or originals, or to view further work:

gail@gailturpin.com

07976 364956

@seenbygail

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