Of Tracks & Antlers is an exploration of the overlap between nature and creativity within my artwork, primarily taking the form of a blog that will feature posts on both nature, my artwork and environmental art. I am interested in the links between using art to engage people with their environment and creating artwork inspired by and to raise awareness of environmental issues. It will also (hopefully) become a portfolio for my artwork that I feel fits under the title of ‘Of Tracks & Antlers’ since the reason for this website lies within my art practice.
Me? You can find my main art website at gilliangibson.co.uk. I’m a Scottish artist who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. My artwork is primarily inspired by nature, the environment, landscape, archaeology and observations. My main career path is within conservation, having studied HNC in Countryside and Environmental Management (and NC Horticulture for good measure!). While many people seem to view my “conservation” path and my “art” path as two separate, and unrelated, paths, they really are completely interlinked and combine to make me the person, and artist, I am. Which will hopefully come across in this blog.