Local landmarks inspire arts centre exhibition

Tatiana Gilks with husband Robin next to the drawing that sparked her artistic career.
Tatiana Gilks with husband Robin next to the drawing that sparked her artistic career.

Russian-born architect Tatiana Gilks has used her attention to detail to create drawings honouring some of the region’s most picturesque landmarks for an exhibition at Pocklington Arts Centre.

The exhibition, which runs until Monday 18 June, features around 50 mixed media drawings, created using pen, ink, colouring pencils and watercolours.

Tatiana said: “I have drawn as a hobby my whole life, but in Russia I was working a lot. Since moving to Pocklington I can complete one picture a month, so it’s easier to make progress.”

Tatiana, who is married to UK citizen Robin Gilks, is pursuing her dream of becoming a professional artist – a move spurred on after she went in search of greeting cards featuring views of Pocklington to send back home to her family.

Failing to find something suitable Tatiana decided to create her own and so her first pen and ink drawing of ‘Market Place in Pocklington’ was created, sparking the start of a promising career as an artist, one which Tatiana juggles around working as a kitchen assistant at a local primary school.

For further information about Tatiana’s work, or to enquire about commissions, email tch32@hotmail.com or visit the website www.gilksgallery.wix.com/gilks-art- gallery

Further information about forthcoming exhibitions at PAC is available at www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk