Biography and Exhibitions

Gabrielle (Gay) Bill (née Thunder) was born in Fontainbleu, France. She graduated from The Surrey Institute of Art and Design, with a BA Hons in Fine Art in 2000 after successfully completing a National Diploma in Art and Design in Cambridge. Since then she has exhibited yearly and extensively in Europe. Before leaving England for nearly 10 years, she taught portraiture in mixed media alongside her studio work and has on occasion taught privately.

Her work can be found in collections in Lebanon, Canada, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, as well as in the UK.

In the last year, Gabrielle has travelled extensively, gathering inspiration for various paintings that she has been working on during the Covid 19 Lock-down. In particular, she has had fun playing with landscapes and portraiture.

Articles, Press releases, Interviews:
Six Sense March 17th 2005; Gstaad Life Magazine 21st Jan 2005; Rheinische Post March 2005; The Bulletin, Brussels, December, 2009; New Europe, Brussels June 27th- July 3rd 2010, YouTube interview given at the Bloomsbury Art Fair 2012 - TV interview with the British Ambassador showing the opening of the gallery - Eclectic Fusion in Beirut 2013.


2022 September: Shaftesbury Art Centre - group show
2022 June: 'Flower Obsession' - Stefania Carrozzini Gallery, Venice - Bienniale
2022 May: Clerkenwell Design Week - Pentagon Tiles, London
2021 June: Picture This Art Gallery, Bournemouth
2021 May-August: Obsidian, Bournemouth
2020 July: Shaftesbury Art Centre - solo show
2020 June: Art Gallery South West, Bath - 2 week show [on-line] in aid of the Childrens' Hospice SW
2018 October: Parallax Art Show, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3
2018 June: AFAS, Menier Gallery, Southwark, London SE1
2017 June: Finalist-Emerging Women Painters' Prize Exhibition, Ecclestone Art Agency, Burgh House, Hampstead, London NW3
2017 June/July: Pop-Up Art Gallery, 7 Bridge St, Sturminster Newton
2016 June: Dorset Art Week
2015 November: A&D Gallery, Marylebone, London W1
2015 July: Mall Galleries London SW1
2014 July: Mall Galleries London SW1
2014 July: Young Galleries, Salisbury
2014 to date: Gallery Eclectic Fusion, Bierut, Lebanon.
2013 July: Mall Galleries London SW1
2012 July: Bloomsbury Art Fair, Goodenough College, London
2012 May: Dorset Art Week
2011 January: British Woman’s Commonwealth Club Brussels
2011 January: ‘Mothers at Risk’ Gallerie Villa Maintenon, Brussels
2010 September: ‘Content over Concept’, Galerie Libre Cours, Brussels
2010 July: The Mall Galleries, London, SW1
2009 July: The Mall Galleries, London, SW1
2009 June: BAAF, Silken Berlaymont Hotel, Brussels
2007 November: Gallery Aliprandi, Via Madonnina 9, Milan
2006 October: ‘Kunst c/o’, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2006 February-April: Galerie d’Art, Aussois, France
2005 April: Mönchengladbach Music School, Germany
2005 June: Mall Galleries, London, SW1
2005 January-March: Rialto Restaurant, Gstaad, Switzerland - solo show
2004 November: Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea SW3 - solo show
2002 September: Mall Galleries, London SW1
2002 June: Manhattan Graphics, New York, USA
2001 December: Army Art Society, The Minstrel's Gallery, Salisbury
2001 Summer: Gallery at the Back, Brockenhurst, Dorset
2001 June: AFAS, Mall Galleries London SW1
2001 April/May: Sewell Centre Gallery, Radley College, Oxford - solo show
2001 March-April: Bell Street Gallery, Shaftesbury, Dorset
2000 Autumn:Font Hill Gallery, Tisbury, Wiltshire - solo show
2000 Spring: The Atrium Gallery, Whitely's, Bayswater, London
1999 Summer: Cafe Ingles, Silves, Portugal