Elizabeth Magill, Divide, 2016-17,
oil on canvas, 22.5 x 31.5cm. Photography by Hugo Glendinning
Contemporary Exhibitions

Elizabeth Magill

Elizabeth Magill is one of her generation’s leading painters and this exhibition will present a body of new work.


“A kind of concentrated ambiguity regarding the natural world…” characterises Magill’s paintings. Throughout her career Magill has been drawn to the language of painting using nature and landscape. She draws from them a gorgeous and engrossing multiplicity of visual and sensory ‘description”, Declan Long.


Although predominately living and working in London, Magill’s work is redolent of place – and in particular, drawing from her early beginnings in the North of Ireland. Her approach to image making is always experimental, allowing for previous attempts to give way to newer ones to form an unfolding openness.


Magill explains that “although my work refers to landscape it is more like an exterior view, an attempt to create a setting or space to place things a kind of deposit of thoughts and observations within the framework of a personal and painting practice”.