Sian McGill was born on St.David's Day 1973 in Pontypool, South Wales. After gaining a degree in English at Swansea University, she returned to a childhood love of art, pursuing this alongside bringing up her young family. Painting soon became a passion, and has now become a full-time occupation. She regularly exhibits at galleries in Wales and Cornwall, and has had work selected for the Royal Cambrian Academy.
Much of her inspiration comes directly from the places where she loves to spend time, outdoors enjoying the coastline and mountains of Wales. The paintings are a response to the landscape, an attempt to capture something of the experience and the energy of a place- how it feels to be there on that day.
An expressive and intuitive painter, she works mostly with a palette knife, but also paints with brushes , or fingers or whatever else comes to hand to get the desired effect. She enjoys experimenting with mark-making, colour and texture to create a variety of effects- this often leads to a degree of unpredictability, allowing the paintings to emerge almost by themselves.