Gillian Lever

Ikon for Artists: Art Sale

Birmingham’s Ikon gallery reopens this month after lockdown, devoting its galleries to an exhibition of artworks for sale by over 250 Birmingham artists. Submitted though an open call, work in a range of media is presented both in the gallery and online. 100% of the proceeds from artworks go directly to the artists. Formed in response to Covid-19, Ikon for Artists aims to support local artists whose income has been impacted by the pandemic. 

Gillian Lever will be exhibiting ‘Dream’, Oil on linen on board, framed by £850.00

More info:

Jake Lever

Ikon for Artists: Art Sale

In December 2020 Birmingham’s Ikon gallery launched an open call, inviting
Birmingham artists to submit an artwork with a value up to £1,000. There was no
curatorial selection process and no submission fee. Paricipants were required
to demonstrate that they have been practising as an artist in Birmingham
(full-time or part-time) and submissions were welcomed in a range of media.

Jake Lever will be exhibiting ‘Sarum’, Gouache and silver leaf on paper, framed
by £950.00

More info:

Ikon for Artists  - 17 May - 31 May 2021 

Opening times:

Mon - Fri, 11am - 4pm

Sat - Sun, 11am - 6pm

FREE entry
(A list of works available for purchase will be posted online from Tuesday 4 May)


Jake Lever 
Online event 

I have been invited by HeartEdge, an organisation initiated by the congregation of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, to curate an online event for their programme.  Dr Paula Gooder, Chancellor at St Paul’s Cathedral, London will be interviewing me about my practice as an artist, how this relates to my spirituality, and how I have developed ‘Do the Little Things’ during the past six months.  I plan to share how this evolving project is gradually creating a web of connection and belonging.  The event takes place on Thursday 6 May from 7 to 8 pm, and you can book your place for free here.

Gillian Lever
New commission

This month I have been enjoying finishing work on another oil painting commission. Started early last year in the first Lockdown - the lime and magenta colours of this canvas resonate with the vibrant colours surrounding us in the natural world this new Spring. The title for the painting is ‘All in the end is harvest’ from Edith Sitwell’s poem ‘Eurydice’

”Love is not changed by death

and nothing is lost,

and all in the end is harvest.”

Please contact me if you would like to discuss a commission.


Gillian Lever
New Cards

Over the past few weeks I have enjoyed re-visiting artworks made in recent years.

I came across ‘Morning’ (a mixed media work on card) and thought that it would work well as an Easter or Springtime greeting card. It speaks of new life and promise.

Each card is blank inside.

£10 per pack of three cards includes UK postage.

To order, please visit our shop.

Jake Lever
Update on new work

People have been kindly sharing with me the destination of their boats, purchased as part of Do the Little Things.  They have been criss-crossing the UK and beyond to destinations across the globe; boats are now in the hands of people in Canada, USA, Egypt, Holland, Sweden, Germany, France, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.  Sent as tokens of love and belonging with hope and gratitude, hundreds of these individual journeys will be gilded in gold as lines on a map. Recently I have been drawing on black paper with white ink, lines crossing the dark expanse of paper, building up multi-layered webs.  These intuitive, experimental drawings explore the nature of these complex, fragile and sacred webs of connection. 

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