Gayle Hodges

I am an artist working in various genres using oil paints, acrylics and pastels. My early paintings were mainly of domestic pets or family members; in later years I received commissions for both animal and human portraits.


After retirement from a well known bank I gained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. My final show paintings were large scale, semi-abstract landscapes which were all purchased by Solihull College and are displayed around the campus.


I am fascinated by surface and textures in the natural world, in particular rocks and pebbles in coastal areas. My latest paintings are mainly seascapes usually painted from my own photographs taken in traditional British holiday resorts. Most of these show a combination of the movement of the sea and the erosion of the otherwise unchanging rocks.