Gill Gutherie is an artist and designer based in West London. Born and raised in the North East of England, Gill has loved drawing and making things for as long as she can remember.
After studying for a BA (hons) in Fashion Design at Newcastle Polytechnic she moved to London and embarked on a long and successful career as a fashion and print designer. After a career break to bring up her daughter she was looking for new creative challenges when she discovered the art of papercutting.
For the past three years she has developed her own distinctive style inspired by her love of the natural world, in particular birds, animals, flora and fauna. Each piece is individually designed, drawn and painstakingly cut by hand over many hours.
Gill's work is influenced greatly by her design background and love of surface pattern, through which she hopes to bring a contemporary slant to this ancient art.