Gina Parr is a Painter who also “paints with a camera” when traveling.
The image of the sea and the Artist’s thoughts about memory and identity are ever present in her work. Her childhood, spent diversely in wide-open spaces, fishing for Mackerel with her father, and her mother with her hoarding and mental health issues defined the Artist’s relationship to the sea and land, the uncertainty of the deep, the spirit and memory of the open space, evoking freedom and connectedness. She does not wish to recreate those experienced places, but to unearth the truth, to centralise the feelings and emotions that were and are present, to not be afraid of the material of her past. The Artist’s work is an expression of the intermingling of both joy and pain: the human condition.
Gina Parr was originally trained as a Fine Artist, graduating with a First Class BA Honours Degree.
She went on to Chelsea College of Art to study set design, leading to a 25 year career Production Designing many prestigious shows for television.
She returned to her Artist’s practice in 2007.
She has also lectured in art and design at Chelsea College of Art and Nottingham University, is widely exhibited in galleries and art fairs in the UK and Europe. She is an Associate member of The Society of Women Artists in London and has works held in collections Worldwide including; Keble College Oxford, Director Jestico + Whiles Architects London, President Boston’s Children’s Museum USA, Senior Economist Goldman Sachs, Argentex and Vedanta Headquarters in London, and Commissions in UAE, Belguim + London.Current Artworks
- Stratford Gallery, Broadway
- Archive Fine Art, Salisbury
- ‘This Way Up’ – Chanel 4 & Sky 1
- SWA Annual Exhibition
- Irving Gallery, Oxford
- Renata Maiblum Gallery, Copenhagen
- David Lolly Gallery, Cambridge
- AAF, Battersea
- Brook Contemporary, Devon
- Boecho Gallery, London
- Associate Membership of SWA
- Mixed Media
- Paintings on Canvas
- Painting on Panels
The image of the sea and my thoughts about memory and identity are ever present in my work.