James Gillick - Ratcliffe College

James Gillick

Alumni from 1980's | 01.10.2021

James Gillick

Born in 1972

Old Ratciffian 1985-1988


James Gillick is an artist working in the figurative tradition. He works from his studio in Louth, Lincolnshire. He paints still-lifes, including game paintings, portraits, horse paintings, as well as church re-ordering and gilding.

James recently exhibited his latest works of art at The Jonathon Cooper Gallery in Chelsea. An article published in the Independent Catholic News, written by Amanda Dickie, explained how James makes all his own paints using 17th century techniques. He has developed his distinctive style through researching the methods used by Dutch and Spanish masters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Gallery owner, Jonathan Cooper, who has known James Gillick for over twenty years, commented: “I know of no other artist who paints Still Life objects so beautifully,” saying that he is one of the finest painters of the genre living in Britain today.


Alumni from 1980's