Thick Texture Paintings
The iconic style of Gillie and Marc’s Thick Texture Paintings provide the tangible dimensions of a sculpture with the convenient spatial simplicity of a painting. Multiple layers of impasto are applied to the canvas before the artists even begin to paint. With each piece, Gillie and Marc are sharing a part of their unique experience through choppy brushstrokes and captivating visuals that create a harmonious image that is more than just a painting. Thick Texture Paintings are a time-consuming labor of love for Gillie and Marc who enjoy the emphasis of story telling this medium provides - the physical layers of the art in this format are symbolic of the depth of each story being told in each artwork.
Woodcut Pop Paintings
Combining their two loves of painting and sculpting, Gillie and Marc began their series of ‘Woodcut Pop’ featuring Dogman and Rabbitwoman as well as the endangered beauties of their ‘Love the Last’ collection. These original artworks feature carved wooden panels that are primed, sealed and painted with a pop gloss enamel, creating a stunning visual combination that allow the 2D paintings to fly off the wall like a 3D sculpture. Intended to be a limited run, the success of the ‘Woodcut Pop’ series has lead to several commissions, quickly becoming one of Gillie and Marc’s best selling collections and an attention grabbing range to watch out for in 2018.
Contemporary Line & Stencil Paintings
The purest example of the artist’s freehand work, Gillie and Marc’s ‘Contemporary Line & Stencil Paintings’ are a stunning series that pairs unashamedly bold colors with deep black line work to form intimate moments featuring their signature alter egos, endangered wildlife and more. The carefully selected vivid colors and unmistakable imagery means no two pieces are alike and can have multiple meanings the more they are viewed. Gillie and Marc paint each unique canvas side-by-side ensuring love is engrained in every brushstroke of each one-of-a-kind work of art. Recently inspired by the pop style of Andy Warhol and the iconic stencils of street artists Banksy and Mr. Brainwash, Gillie and Marc expanded their collection with the edgy addition of using spray paint stencils on their canvases. The stark contrast of bright colors beneath a dark stencil breathes life into this limited series, embodying Gillie and Marc’s philosophy of the importance of accessible art by playfully bringing the street to the canvas.
Mixing two elements together, paint and fabric, these fabric paintings create a unique, 3-dimensional piece of art. With added texture, patterns, and depth from the fabrics, these paintings are transformed into something so much more exciting than a normal painting. Using beautiful fabrics from all over the world, these paintings are laced with fun, using patterns and colors in unusual places giving a different perspective on how things should look.
In this highly expressive and passionate style Gillie and Marc have let their emotions run free in this explosive collection of freehand painting. Inspired by the styles of Brett Whiteley, Francis Bacon, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gillie and Marc have combined enamel paint with oil pastel to breathe life into the worlds most endangered species. Over the past five years, Gillie and Marc spent hours sketching and studying wildlife, travelling the globe to meet these animals up close. These sketches have now been brought to life in vibrant colour with love and passion. Each painting is created as a team with both the artists bringing their own emotion into every painting.