Gillian’s narrative based work is rooted in environments that evoke graphic and vibrant stories. Her approach is to capture emotion, to look beyond the superficial and to be able to articulate feelings; depth, sadness, isolation, inquisitiveness, intrigue, quiet confidence. At the same time, she is able to suspend time and to connect the viewer intimately with the subject of the portrait. Her work is evocative and reflective; she is able to present her subjects in such a way that one is enticed to engage – to question who the person is, what is their story?

Her unsettling mise-en-scene are full of sex and desire, sadness and nostalgia. Narratives that are psychologically evocative - at once sublimely theatrical yet poignant. Gillian describes herself as an image maker and story teller. Her dramatic photographs depict characters in human dramas and isolated emotional situations. Frozen in time, solitary and vulnerable moments are presented in glorious technicolor and timeless sets.

She produces imagery that plays with our notions of nostalgia and taps into society’s cultural understanding of feelings and beliefs. The composition of each image suggests a larger narrative within a single moment. “It’s not about creating a pretty picture, for me it’s the intention that lies beneath it that is truly worthwhile. I’m drawn to the thinking mind behind the face, the subject’s eyes holding a story in their gaze.”

Gillian released her first fine art series ‘Words in Sight’ in 2014; since then her photographs have been exhibited internationally and received multiple awards.