Gail Brodholt is a painter and printmaker of the contemporary urban landscape. Her work depicts the London transport network and the journeys made across the city on tubes, trains and in the car: the unconsidered backdrop to our daily lives.
Born in South London, Gail Brodholt trained at the School of Fine Art, Kingston University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and currently holds the post of Honorary Curator. Gail is the recipient of many awards and prizes including the Birgit Skiold Award and the Paintings in Hospitals prize. She is based in Woolwich, South London.
'I suppose what I'm really interested in is those unconsidered and unnoticed places that people pass through. They are on their way to somewhere else, presumably more important - on the escalators, on the tube, train station platforms, motorways...
I like the sense we all have that between here and there anything can happen. Although of course it almost always doesn't. When you are travelling you are free from normal life with all the anticipation of an adventure ahead of you.'
- Gail Brodholt