Gift Cards & Prints now available

I’m now selling my very own prints and gift cards!

Scans of my original ink paintings; they include a seahorse, mackerel, crab, jellyfish and lobster.

Printed locally in Cornwall by the UK’s most sustainable printing business, St Austell Printing Company.

The cards are blank inside for your message and come in packs of 10 (two of each design), along with envelopes. £12 including p&p to UK addresses (please ask about international shipping).

Prints are…

Individual A4 – £23
Set of any 3 – £50

Individual A3 – £32
Set of any 3 – £80

Please feel free to email me to purchase or ask about shipping.

Hank the Hermit Crab

It’s coming up to Christmas again, which means orders for my children’s book are starting to take off.

Hank the Hermit Crab is perfect for children ages between 2 and 6 years, and is full of colours, counting, rhyming and a special message about recycling.

If you would like a copy, they are £6.99 including postage to the UK. Please email me for international shipping.

Hope you all have a great Christmas!

Cornish Keyrings

Very excited to announce that I am now offering these beautiful wooden, hand painted keyrings that make great little gifts for Christmas or birthday presents.

Painted in acrylic and finished with a spray gloss varnish.

The perfect gift from Cornwall.

To order, please email me with which design you would like.

They are just £5 each plus postage and packaging*

Cornish keyrings, each hand painted with ocean artwork.

*UK Postage and Packaging (which includes a small organza gift bag) is £2 for for up to 3 keyrings and £5 for up to 6. Please ask me about international shipping.

BodyFactory at The Prosthetics Event

BodyFactory is an international body painting festival that I founded in 2010 and have been running ever since. Personal circumstances and Covid meant that the event hasn’t run for a couple of years now, but I am delighted to announce that I have teamed up with the Prosthetics Event and we will be showcasing some artists there next month!

Robot body painting created at the Prosthetics event.
Robot body painting created at the Prosthetics event.

The Prosthetics Event is an epic day of learning, shopping and networking is for people passionate about prosthetics, mad about media makeup and curious about creatures!

The day comprises demos, talks and advice from top film industry professionals, beautiful body art, extraordinary exhibits, exciting competitions and shopping with leading specialist retailers. This is our sixth annual event which since its small beginnings has grown into THE annual makeup FX gathering, and has sold out every year!

HR Giger inspired body paint created at the Prosthetics Convention by Neill Gorton.
HR Giger inspired body paint created at the Prosthetics Convention by Neill Gorton.

You can learn more about the event here: The Prosthetics Event or read more about the artists who are competing here: Body Art Zone

Plymouth Art Exhibition

This weekend (1st and 2nd of October 2021) I will be exhibiting 4 pieces from my charcoal collection at Leadworks Projects in Plymouth in conjunction with Plymouth Artists Together.

10% will go to Plymouth Together that will help the victim’s families and community of Keyham.

Having grown up in Plymouth between the ages of 6 and 22, I have a deep connection with the city and would really love to help.

Times, dates and location details can be found on the Leadworks website.

Hank the Hermit Crab

It’s coming up to Christmas again and I just wanted to make sure that if you’re doing:

🎁 Something they want

🎨 Something they need

👕 Something to wear

📚 Something to read

I can help with the last one! I am also a children’s author/illustrator and I am self published, so every single sale really makes me smile.

You can buy on Amazon or directly from me – just drop me a message.

They are £6.99 each including postage (the price on Amazon is lower as the cost of postage will be added during checkout).

Thank you!

“Cornish Shoal”

Mackerel swimming in a “Cornish Shoal”

A fishing inspired impressionist piece.

Calming with a deep sense of flow and simplistic brush work. Using my favourite colours this really is a statement piece that is inspired by my childhood, mackerel fishing in Cornwall.

“Cornish Shoal”

£720 including delivery to UK addresses

Signed Original
70 inches x 90 inches
Deep edge canvas

Please Contact Me to purchase or ask about international shipping.

Cornish Shoal by Gilly Ridge


Calming tides at “Daymer”..

Another coast inspired abstract.

I loved creating this… Lots of new techniques and I love the outcome! Acrylic, stone and bronze spray and white ink.

A memory of one of my favourite beaches to take the children…


£95 including delivery to UK addresses

Signed Original
10 inches x 10 inches
Deep edge canvas
Mixed media

Please Contact Me to purchase or ask about international shipping.


“Helping Through Art”

20% of all sales will go to charity in February and March.

I am one of over 3m people in the UK who have been excluded from any covid government grants due to not fitting in with the rules.

I have been lucky enough to keep my business going (although only by diversifying) and keep paying my bills (just), but there are thousands who haven’t been so lucky. have been a force of support for so many over the past year and I would like to give back.

All art sales until the end of March 2021 will provide 20% to their charity.

You can view pieces for sale here or on my Instagram ( If it doesn’t have a price, please just get in touch and I’ll let you know if it’s still available.

Thank you.

If you have any questions, please Contact me directly…

“Rocky Shores”

It’s been a turbulent time over “Rocky Shores”

One of my photographer friends ( posted an image from his drone and I fell in love with it. I decided then and there that I need to create an abstract painting from it.

I love painting the sea in abstract forms. It has the same type of calming affect on me.

I’m really happy with how it turned out – and love how the gold leaf reflects the light!

The Details:

  • £85 
  • Acrylic on Deep Edge Canvas
  • 10 inches x 10 inches 
  • Original
  • Signed
  • Includes delivery to UK addresses. Please contact me for internationally shipping

If you would like to purchase this painting, please Contact me directly…