Gillian Keightley

Born 1946 Chapel St. Leonards. Lincolnshire. Attended Skegness Grammar School.

1964 -68  Gloucestershire College of Art. Dip.Ad. (Ist class)

1968-69   Goldsmith’s College of Art. ATC

1969-72   Royal College of Art. MA.RCA

 1972-89   Painted murals and exhibited in Spain, Palma Mallorca.  Started a company called Blind Alley, later known as Living Daylights manufacturing roller blinds. hand painted and printed. Supplying many British household names, including John Lewis, the Army and Navy Stores, Whiteleys and the American companies Macy’s and Bloomingdales in New York. Her clients were interior designers in London and Los Angeles. She painted many murals, including The Pyford Court Triptych, each panel 5m x 8m on a classical theme. Some murals and interiors often incorporated blind designs for the windows, She painted a ceiling in a Majilis for Rashid bin Maktoum in Korfakkan and a swimming pool in Upper Brooke Street, London for The Sultan of Muscat and Oman.

Gillian also worked in film, TV and theatre, creating backdrops and film and stage sets.She also worked extensively in photographic studios contributing to advertising projects, including  Liberty’s and for the photographers Peter Lavery, Ken Griffiths and Graham Ford.

Gillian lived and worked painting murals in Los Angeles. In 1986 she gave birth to a daughter Chloe.

1989- 2003 Worked on paintings in her studio in Gloucestershire near Stroud, teaching, and exhibiting in group and solo shows,  locally and in London. 

 2003 -13 Moved to Frampton on Severn to manage a stately home, with her studio nearby, whilst continuing to exhibit and teach locally.

 2013 Taught and exhibited in Panjim India.

2013 -2020 Works in the studio, Frampton on Severn, exhibiting locally.