“I find a peace and serenity in art that I have never known before. Most of my portraits feature artists and performers I have had the privilege of working with and that have been of inspiration to me. My art is a painted biography of my musical life, one I can never hope to finish, but what a joy it is to engage in.
I enjoy working in black and white, giving my art a bit of stage drama and allowing me to play with the shadows, while occasionally adding a little splash of color. My work, I hope, communicates the close working relationship I have with many of the subjects I paint.” — Gilson
"he's becoming increasingly renowned for his paintings"
— Richard Gunn, The Moment
"My art is a painted biography of my musical life, one I can never hope to finish, but what a joy it is to engage in." — Gilson
w/ Rocco Ancarola
w/ Jools Holland
w/ Clem Burke of Blondie
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