PRIVACY POLICY

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.gillianleesmithartschool.com. This is a subsite of that website.

Gillian Lee Smith Art School
Owner: Gillian Lee Smith
Email: smithgillianlee@gmail.com
48 Margaret Street
Widdrington, Morpeth, Northumberland NE615NJ
United Kingdom

Personal Data Collection

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. All media uploaded by visitors is publicly accessibly.

Contact forms

When you complete the contact form at the bottom of any page, your name and email address is captured. We do not retain this personal data beyond the need to respond to your request or question for customer service purposes. We do not use the information submitted through contact forms for marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use a service to collect data about website visitors to better meet the needs of our current and potential students. We use a program called MonsterInsights to gather and evaluate that data. You can view the privacy policy of Google Analytics HERE. You can opt out of Google Analytics by clicking on the opt out banner at the bottom of any page on this site.

Who we share your data with

We share site data with our website hosting company only to the degree that they are able to provide hosting services. You can view their privacy statement here. By default, WordPress (the website platform) does not share any personal data with anyone. Any personal information you enter to purchase a course will be shared with our payment processor, Paypal, only for the purpose of processing your payment. You can view Paypal’s privacy statement here.

Hummingbird uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

If you have any additional questions regarding your privacy or data, please contact us at help@gillianleesmithartschool.com.

Gillian Lee Smith Art School
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To learn more about my art, please visit my fine art website at www.gillianleesmithartist.com.

I am delighted to share my first guest appearance on a podcast. We had a really enjoyable conversation about creative mentoring which is a part of my practice that I don't often talk about other than with the artists I mentor! Thank you so much to @ruthsingertextiles for inviting me You can find all the info in the link in Ruth's bio. And if you are interested in mentoring with me, DM me for more information.
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It's the end of the current series of Making Meaning podcast today! In this episode, I am talking to Gillian Lee Smith @gillianleesmithartist, a Scottish painter based in Northumberland. Gillian and I first met as members of a designer-makers group in the English midlands but we reconnected over Zoom during the pandemic and have had some wonderful conversations about our practices, our mentoring work and our creative ideas. In this podcast we focus on mentoring and talk about how both supporting others and being supported ourselves helps our practice. We talk about the zigzag journey of creative practice and how reflection and talking things through with others really helps to clarify things, to open new doors and to inspire. It's a really lovely reflective conversation to end the series with. I hope you enjoy it! #ruthsingertextiles #ruthsinger #makingmeaning #makingmeaningpodcast #textileartist #artiststalking #artistpodcast #ukpodcasts #gillianleesmith #gillianleesmithartist
Reposted from @ruthsingertextiles
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Autumn has arrived as if it came in overnight. First day of the season in the studio where a hat and a scarf so big it half covers my face are required. So it felt right to get back to some abandoned woodland pieces. Gosh it feels good just to be moving buttery paint around. Autumn and winter are usually my most productive months in the studio in spite of the cold. It feels like a fresh start after being in the doldrums for longer than I care to admit. ...

A lovely day out to Belsay last week with a bit of sketching time. I am making time once again to get outdoors, observe, absorb and draw and gosh I feel so much better for it. This is a pencil sketch of the quarry walls. Simple materials, but so relaxing.
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I am relaunching my Gathering the Landscape Online course and it begins next Monday for a live session. If you are interested in developing a landscape sketching habit, or want to join in with others who like me are re-engaging with this much loved practice , then you can sign up via the link in my profile. We have many returning students and some new to the course too.
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