Russell Gilder is a British artist. He studied Fine Art at Birmingham University and has been a professional artist for twenty years. Gilder works with painting, drawing and printmaking, with the wild woodland landscapes of England and Wales providing the inspiration.
Gilder’s work explores that liminal territory between consciousness and ephemerality. Although his landscapes are in part incarnations of his imagination, they are often rooted in reality. Mortimer Forest in South Shropshire is the inspiration for many of his pieces. The area is a site of historical significance and literary inspiration due to the many battles and conflicts that have taken place there.