In June 2016 Jonathan Cooper will be exhibiting new still lifes by James Gillick.
Using a modified painting technique that includes elements dating back to the 17th century, James Gillick handcrafts all the materials he uses within his studio, from the oil paints, waxes and glues, to the varnishes, canvases and stretchers, ensuring his involvement in the whole process of creating a work of art. He deliberately uses a limited palette, having prepared the oils from the purest pigments. This palette gives his paintings richness and makes them distinctively recognisable as his. Most significantly, it makes a longer lasting painting.