Born in 1952 in Wiltshire, Geraldine Render is the Great Granddaughter of William Thomas Nichols Boyce (1857-1911), Marine and Landscape Artist, from Northumbria. Gerry developed an early passion for painting and was awared a scholarship to Bath Art School aged 11. A large proportion of her artistic education was self taught as she studied the technique of the old masters during her teenage years
Oil painting and pastels remain her first passion with the scent of turps and linseed, the texture of paint and the richness of colour evoking her earliest memories of watching her mother paint. Charcol, gouache acrylic tempera, airbrush, inks and pencil each have their own appeal and a very particular quality if chosen to create the finished piece of work.
Born in the countryside, Gerry was inspired by books such as Tarka the Otter and The call of the Wild. She was able to spend every day observing and drawing the native flora and fauna. She produced bespoke paintings for many years until her move to Scotland in the 1980's. Whilst living in Morayshire for 8 years, Gerry had several sell out exhibitions, including wild life paintings along with other global artists at The World Wilderness Exhibition. Latterly she has worked with many interior designers on murals including Stucco work, some of which have been featured in in The Sunday Times colour supplement. Her work remains highly sought after and hangs in many private collections across the world.
Gerry and her husband have now moved to a beautiful old mill on the banks of The River Gartempe in the Vienne in Central France where she is continuing her love of art, painting animals and the beautiful countryside that surrounds them. They offer art courses by prior arrangement, and their beautiful gite offers accommodation for 2 adults.
Her concentration and commitment to her work is now centralised on :
Pastels of your much loved working dog or pet dog
Pastels of your horse...
Shooting scenes in oils on traditional canvas
Traditional and contemporary oil paintings on canvas
Shooting scenes depicting the single gun with their working dog or dogs.