Gillian’s paintings are an exploration of the unnoticed and unremarkable spaces that are a part of her surrounding urban landscape. Subjects such as parking lots or empty backyards occupied by trailers and garages appear in her work.
Drawn to the quality of light these spaces possess, and observing their ability to suggest a mood or imply a human presence, she seeks to draw from these otherwise ordinary and often stark locations a sense of intimacy and emotion.
Gillian is a full time artist who has lived and worked in Vancouver for over 25 years. Along with her fine art practice and numerous painting commissions for local and international clients, she has worked in the film industry as a scenic artist. She has studied art at Okanagan College, the Banff Centre and completed a BFA at Emily Carr University in 2014.