Gillian Richards’ paintings in recent years have been an exploration of the unremarkable and normally unnoticed spaces that are a part of her surrounding urban landscape. Subjects such as parking lots or public parks 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 sometimes stark locations a sense of intimacy and emotion.
Along with her fine art practise over the last two decades, Gillian has completed numerous painting commissions for local and international clients, and has worked as a scenic artist in the film industry. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014. Gillian lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.