Gerry Hillman was enchanted by colour and the magical effects of light from an early age. His boyhood was spent in fields and woods among the wild beauty of his native Cornwall, a landscape rich in romance.
Gerry had no formal training in fine art though he always enjoyed drawing and painting. At the age of 18 he discovered oils and in them found a medium which could capture the atmospheric landscapes he loved.
His academic studies were science based and in the first ten years of his career he worked variously as a medical writer, in planning consultancy for large scale recreation projects, and as a science teacher. In his student days he was offered money for his paintings and he continued to paint throughout those first ten years of his working life. Since 1981 he has been a full-time artist with numerous successful one man shows.
In addition to original landscapes, Gerry now paints a broader range of subjects with more intimate and human interest.