Painting has always been a large part of Gillian's life – although originally she trained and worked as an occupational therapist in London. Influenced through instruction by Edward Wesson and Oliver Warman, she exhibits regularly in London at the ROI as well as in the provinces – accepting commissions both in the UK and abroad. Gillian is a member of the Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum, the Biggleswade Art Society and the Eagle Gallery in Bedford where she regularly exhibit.
Gillian's work is figurative and mainly landscapes. She works on site to capture the changing light and mood of the scene and is inspired by the effects of light and the shapes that this creates on canvas. Much of her work is inspired by her surroundings in East Bedfordshire, but the opportunities presented by her frequent travels in Europe and beyond have given her the chance to adjust her palette and present the variations in light and topography so different from an English environment.