Meet the maker Gillian McMurray

I have been painting and drawing since childhood and have over 20 years experience working with watercolour. Pen and ink is also a favourite medium and I have recently started using coloured pencil, pastels and acrylic. My passion for painting and drawing is only surpassed by my love of animals, especially the local wildlife. A more than willing participant in wildlife conservation, I regularly take part in surveying the flora and fauna of Britain. I can frequently be found prowling the Scottish Border countryside in search of local wildlife to inspire myself.

My work is in collections in the United States, Canada and all over Britain.

I also enjoy crafting. I have tried many crafts over the years, from sewing to sculpting and have learned a great deal from people in online groups. Their generosity in sharing their knowledge is shown in every swap and chat I have had.