Gill Watkiss (born 1938) has been a leading figure in the West Cornwall art scene for several decades. Her oil and mixed media paintings show an assortment of apparently fictitious people in a variety of regional settings that feature distinctive landmark buildings, well known points in the landscape or more general rural and semi-urban settings. A Gill Watkiss painting evokes instantly vivid memories of some obscure locations in Cornwall.
Gill Watkiss captures the atmosphere, the people and the drama of daily life in the Atlantic West of Britain. Her work can be found in private collections throughout Britain, Europe, America and Australia.