Gail Brodholt


Gail Brodholt is a leading printmaker of contemporary urban landscapes.  Using a subtle but rich palette, she displays an expert eye for composition, draughtsmanship and colour.

She was born in South London to immigrant parents, her father Norwegian and her mother from Trinidad.  Her work is concerned with journeys, both actual and temporal, providing an outsider's narrative on present day London which is tinged with a certain nostalgia for the railways and tube trains.

Human activity is there but often concealed from sight, the people anonymous.  Often, only the setting alludes to the possible presence of people within the scene.

Gail's work has a technical, draughtsman-like quality, yet underneath there is always a strong element of emotion.

She depicts London and especially its transport network with great technical accomplishment, pushing the boundaries that the medium is usually thought suitable for.  She strives to achieve atmospheric effects, relating such things as weather, time of day and seasons, by applying the inks in a painterly way with glazes, impasto, etc.  Her everpresent themes are the interplay between London's trains and tubes with the housing they connect.

Gail trained at the School of Fine Art, Kingston University, London.

To see a couple of short films about Gail Brodholt please click here and here.

Exhibitions

2009
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 
Originals, Mall Galleries, London
2008
20 Impressions, Oxo Tower Gallery, London
Half Moon Studios, Glasgow Art Fair
Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London
2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Affordable Art Fair, London
2006, 2005
Brighton Art Fair

  • A Weekend Away by Gail Brodholt
  • Any Which Way by Gail Brodholt
  • Autumn by Gail Brodholt
  • Back To Reality by Gail Brodholt
  • Chinatown by Gail Brodholt
  • City Of Gold by Gail Brodholt
  • District & Circle by Gail Brodholt
  • Downtown Train by Gail Brodholt
  • Early Start by Gail Brodholt
  • End Of The Pier by Gail Brodholt
  • Every Moment So Fleeting by Gail Brodholt
  • First Edition by Gail Brodholt
  • Going Underground by Gail Brodholt
  • Heading Home by Gail Brodholt
  • Indian Summer by Gail Brodholt
  • Journey's End by Gail Brodholt
  • Late Night On The Northern Line by Gail Brodholt
  • London Calling by Gail Brodholt
  • Metroland II by Gail Brodholt
  • Midnight Cowboy by Gail Brodholt
  • Midnight Metro II by Gail Brodholt
  • New Day Dawning by Gail Brodholt
  • Night Owls On The Northern Line by Gail Brodholt
  • Off Peak Travel by Gail Brodholt
  • One Man Band by Gail Brodholt
  • One Way Ticket by Gail Brodholt
  • Passing Showers by Gail Brodholt
  • Promise Me No Promises by Gail Brodholt
  • Retail Therapy by Gail Brodholt
  • Soho Sunrise by Gail Brodholt
  • Spring by Gail Brodholt
  • Stormy Weather by Gail Brodholt
  • The End Of The Dance by Gail Brodholt
  • The Last Goodbye by Gail Brodholt
  • The Last To Leave by Gail Brodholt
  • The Pursuit Of Happiness by Gail Brodholt
  • The Waiting Game by Gail Brodholt
  • True Love On The Tube by Gail Brodholt
  • Tube Strike by Gail Brodholt
  • Up With The Larks by Gail Brodholt
  • We Never Close by Gail Brodholt
  • West End Girl by Gail Brodholt
  • Westbound On The Piccadilly Line by Gail Brodholt
  • Westward Bound by Gail Brodholt
  • Winter Solstice by Gail Brodholt