Carol Gillan specialises in dramatic and humorous animal and pet portraits, aiming to achieve an informal, composed painting which is both a realistic likeness and a uniquely distinctive interpretation. Carols technique is classically influenced. Working in oil on canvas, she over-paints thin layers of oils, slowly building up the image to create greater translucency and luminosity. The animal is cropped and presented against the solid background of colour to maximize its impact Original oils and giclee prints have been exhibited widely across the UK and Europe and Carol has undertaken commissions for individuals worldwide. She has a selection of work licensed worldwide.