Gilli B Illustration
Private studio selling original artwork, prints, illustrated products and greeting cards.
While she describes her work as ‘wee illustrations created in the land of make believe’, there’s more to Gillian Barrie’s artistic practice than she lets on. Yes, there is an undeniable sense of whimsy to her picturebook ragdoll characters, several of whom appear alongside children’s poems by Scots language writer Jill Bennett. Her still lifes, on the other hand, are far more mature, while her close-up animal portraits – including sloths, foxes and giraffes – are both detailed and serene. It’s the kiddy pics that dominate Barrie’s range of merchandise though, which includes prints, pocket mirrors and greeting cards. You can buy them from her Etsy page or as part of the annual Open Studios North Fife event.