Gillian has a strikingly unique style in her artwork. She incorporates many different mediums to bring her imagination to life in her art. Hers is an art that speaks to the beauty of the landscape of Canada, often depicting the trees, rocks, birds, and lakes. What is most unique in her work is that she advocates for the protection of our wilderness areas in the province simply by raising awareness of the sheer beauty of those spaces.
In her relatively short career as a practicing professional artist in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Gillian has created over 200 pieces of art to date. While she has not had any formal professional training as a visual artist, she has had a career that has supported her artistic development in a number of different and innovative ways. In the spring of 2021 Gillian made "ultimate" decision to pursue art as a formal career.
Gillian has had a number of solo exhibitions, and has taken part in juried art shows across the province. Most recently, she won the Emerging Artist of the Year in the 2020 Celebration of the Arts in Greater Sudbury. She has also won 1st place in the Laurentian University SciArt exhibition in both 2017 and 2019, as well as 1st place in the La Cloche Art Show in 2018. She is a gallery-represented artist who has sold and shipped pieces across Canada and the United States. Her work continues to garner attention further afield now, far beyond her roots in Sudbury.
When she isn’t creating, Gillian and her husband are experiencing nature by foot, ski, bike or paddle.