River Thames at Hammersmith, London, oil on canvas, signed lower left,
11.5" x 15.75" sight, 18"
x 22" framed.
About the Painting: Very good condition.
About the Artist: Born and educated in England, Andrew Gemmill
has been painting since childhood. At school
he won numerous art prizes and continued
to widen his interest in art, visiting France,
Germany, Italy and Spain to see the great
galleries of Europe. After gaining a degree
in English Language and Literature at Oxford
University, he studied painting and drawing
with Signorina Nerina Simi in Florence, who
taught the same methods which had been used
by her father, a pupil of a pupil of the
late eighteenth/early nineteenth century
French master Ingres.
Since coming to Australia in 1982,
has discovered that Melbourne has become
a true world centre for watercolour
After retiring from a business career,
owned and ran Gallery 21, Melbourne's
watercolour art gallery for several
He now paints full time and teaches
at the McClelland Guild of Artists
his own home. He has exhibited at the
Gallery in Melbourne and the Boathouse
in Frankston, as well as at the Rotary
and other shows which are such a feature
of the artistic life of Melbourne.
He has received Highly Commended awards
the Alexandra Rotary Art Show in 1997
1999 and the Mount Waverley Art Show
1998. In August 2000, he won the First
at the Mount Waverley Art Show for
Watercolour under $750. In June 2002
awarded the First Prize for watercolour
under $1,500 at the Ivanhoe Girls'Grammar
Art Exhibition and in the same month
the First Prize for Watercolour at
Overseas League Annual Art Exhibition
Melbourne. In August 2002 he was awarded
the First Prize for Watercolours under
at the Mount Waverley Art Show and
won the same award for the third successive
He is currently the President of the
Society of Victoria.
Andrew's approach to watercolour is
much the impressionistic approach,
he is hesitant to attach himself to
school of painting. Watercolour is
a medium that freshness and speed of
are vitally important. His aim is to
the fresh, vigorous and fleeting moment,
in light and colour and energy. His
is represented in collections in Australia,
Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan,
United States and the United Kingdom.
- from the Web site of the artist.
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