About Gina Morton
Gina doesn’t need to travel far to find inspiration for her paintings; the local countryside around North Yorkshire and South Durham provide her with a wealth of material. For many years she has enjoyed painting outdoors (mostly in watercolours) and now, with the additional help of a camera to record greater details, she is able to tackle more complex subjects.
Whilst she is probably best known for her animal and landscape studies, her pictures are her personal reaction to light and colour, and so include a wide range of subjects.
As well as painting TRADITIONAL WATERCOLOURS on paper, she also paints MINIATURES on ivorine or polymin. These works are very small (typically about 3 x 2.5″) and are completed in much greater detail than her larger works by building up layers of stippled colour. Her miniature works have received many awards, including the Royal Miniature Society’s Gold Memorial Bowl in 2005 and ‘Best Flora & Fauna’ entry at the World Federation of Fine Art in Miniature held in Tasmania in 2008. In 2013 one of her works was awarded 3rd prize at the 7th edition Internationale d’art miniature in Quebec, Canada, from 368 selected professional artists’ works from 19 countries. Later in the year two further awards were received at the RMS exhibition: ‘The Prince of Wales Award for outstanding miniature painting’, and the ‘Anita Emmerich Presentation Award’.