Teal Willow on the Lea, by Gina Southgate

Teal Willow on the Lea

Acrylic on board

32 x 22 inches

Unframed – presentation wrapped in cellophane

Value at studio price circa £300

Value at gallery price circa £500


Drive and Guests

Painted live at London Jazz Festival, Barbican Centre 18/11/2018

Acrylic on stretched canvas

20x40 inches

Value at studio price circa £350

Value at gallery price circa £600

Website: artistginasouthgate.com

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Studio: 1 Bouverie Rd. N16 0AH by appointment




My degree from Camberwell School of Art and Crafts (now UAL) was in silversmithing and metalwork, I worked successfully in this field till 1987, winning awards and design competitions teaching in adult education and at foundation level, exhibiting in the UK and Europe and collaborating with architects, interior designers and furniture makers. I developed pewter casting in a post grad at Camberwell and worked in cast aluminium in a residency for Arts Council Wales.


I had my first exhibition of 2 dimensional work at London's original Jazz Café at Newington Green. This was a turning point and has informed my practice ever since.

I now paint and perform live, mostly at jazz and improv gigs either painting real time 'portraiture' or I collaborate with musicians in responsive interactive abstraction, the latter can include sound making with materials and objects. The live painting is sometimes projected.

Along with my regular UK based residencies and collaborations, I paint internationally at music festivals of all sizes and statures creating a real time body of work of the whole event. This is often accompanied with a relevant supporting exhibition. I keep a detailed photographic record of every gig painting. This is a valuable 30 year archive to the scene and my imagery is used by musicians, venues and journalists.

In the pandemic I've painted from live streams and taken part in virtual events. I've become a regular contributor to Sussex Jazz Magazine.

As an educator, I've taught all ages and abilities from community groups to degree level in metalwork, screen-printing, design, painting of music and sound making.

In 2019 I ran workshops with City University's experimental music students, with them painting in response to each other. I configured the resulting canvases into a permanent large-scale installation in the music dept.

As well as my music related practice I have a long-standing studio practice and community base in the heart of Stoke Newington where I paint abstracts, organise my exhibitions, undertake commissions, frame and sell my work.

My paintings hang in public and private collections worldwide.

Since 2005 I've exhibited almost annually at the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust. They've commissioned abstract work for permanent display and used my imagery for publications including the current centenary logo. East London NHS commissioned 2 large abstracts for Vivienne Cohen House. My abstract work is often started in a live situation and then developed in the studio where I harness the live energy by introducing form.

I also paint landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. I spend much of the summer camping and like to paint at my preferred time of dusk where the light creates strong definition and time is limited.