Gilmour in 1974
19 January 1949 (age 65)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Residence||Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex, England|
|Occupation||Artist, Former Model|
|Spouse(s)||David Gilmour (divorced in 1990)|
From 1962–1966 Ginger studied at Wayne High School, Wayne, Michigan, and graduated Cum Laude. She then undertook a two-year foundation course in Chemical Engineering and Art at Michigan State University.
She met David Gilmour in Ann Arbor, Michigan in October 1971, while accompanying her then boyfriend backstage at a Pink Floyd concert. She described their meeting as "love at first sight" and they married on 7 July 1975 with the wedding reception held at Abbey Road Studios. She had four children with him: Alice (born 1976), Clare (born 1979), Sara (born 1983, a fashion stylist), and Matthew (born 1986). The children originally attended a Waldorf School.
Gilmour studied for eight years with the English artist Cecil Collins. She now works from her 15th-century farmhouse near Yapton, West Sussex, where she has created several studios. A recurring theme in her work is angels. She also teaches art, and a form of esoteric healing called 'Mental Colour Healing'.
Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and other venues, including Mall Galleries, London, Arundel Castle and the German Embassy in London. She has also worked in partnership with California-based artists Dana Lynne Anderson and Annie Harrison under the 'Renowned Artist' brand.
She provided a painting on a Carparelli Acoustic Bass guitar for War Child, which was auctioned off alongside 15 others including one from Iggy Pop.
Books illustrated by Gilmour:
- Murray, Phil (1 August 1994). Before the Beginning is a Thought: True Basics of Real Success Through Natural Philosophy. Perfect Words & Music Ltd. ISBN 978-1-898716-10-5.
- Gilmour, Ginger. "Ginger Art". Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- "Ginger Gilmour Model Shot (1969)". Neptune Pink Floyd. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- "Ginger Gilmour Sculptor details". ArtParkS Sculpture Park. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- Shewry, Brian (19 August 2004). "Ginger's quest is where angels are always pleased to tread". Littlehampton Gazette: 31–32.
- "Sara Gilmour". Neptune Pink Floyd. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- "Daily Telegraph Article: "We Don't Need No Steiner Education"". Waldorfcritics.org. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
- "Sculpture attack casts shadow over arts festival". West Sussex Gazette (7896). 23 August 2006.
- Gilmour, Ginger. "Ginger Art – retrospective". Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- "International Artists Herald A New Renaissance". 26 October 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
- "Wild Plants Steal the show". Plantlife. June 2006.
- "The Sky is the Limit at Heathrow Expo". BAA. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
- "Certificate". Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- Official website
- Profile at 'Architects of a New Dawn'
- Video of artworks with comments by Gilmour (and music by Matthew Gilmour)
- Bonham's Lot number for 'Hope'