GILLIAN GOODHEIR was one of Argylls best-loved artists , and a regular exhibitor at the Archway since it’s very early days.She was born in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art, specialising in Drawing and Painting. She graduated in 1967 then took a Post Diploma. She then taught art in Glasgow but in 1975 she and her husband moved to mid-Argyll where she lived and worked .
Gillian Goodheir's paintings reflect her surroundings, the ever-changing weather and light in the west of Scotland but also the south of France where she spent a lot of time, when she could. As well as landscape she excelled in Still Life, combining flowers, textiles and decorative objects. Her preferred medium was gouache which she handled in a fluid spontaneous style, capturing light and colour.
Her work is in collections throughout the U.K. (including the Permanent Collection of the Palace of Westminster) as well as in the U.S.A., Canada, Hong-Kong, Holland, France and New Zealand.