Sketches and Paintings

"Sketching can either be the final piece or the start of an inspirational journey"

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Paintings (coming soon)



About Gimara

Gimara Duncan-Rice is inspired by the shape and structure of the human form. The observational sketches (A-D) above apply the sumi-e technique, the sketches are drawn in permanent ink – every mark must be accepted as it cannot be erased. This was part of a personal challenge to draw as quickly as possible.

For many years Gimara worked as a scientist, it was through this equally creative field she found and fell in love with art. It began by making observational scientific illustrations and photography of the skull. To broaden her artistic skills she went on to study drawing and painting techniques under Stan (Peter Stayner MA RCA), Artworks, Halifax from 2008-2010. This professional art development opportunity was funded by CIDA, the Creativity and Innovation Company, South Yorkshire, UK. As a result of this programme, she went on to teach art for Derbyshire County Council's Adult Community Education (ACE) programme. Now based in Hertfordshire, she offers private tuition and workshops. For further information, please visit