Gillian was born in Port Talbot, an Industrial Town in South Wales. She completed a degree in Graphic Design focusing on illustration and has taught in both school and college for over twenty years. Her work is currently inspired by natural forms exploring both colour and structure. The focus is on close observation which is developed into more abstract renditions. Paintings generally start with a chosen range of colours applied randomly to the base. Different materials are then used to gain a variety of surface texture. When dry a composition is created. The work is layered with paint and on occasion collage to create a vibrant piece of work.