Calligraphic Series

Gillian uses nature as a springboard in all of her art. In this series, she transformed burnt trees from a forest fire in The Canadian Rockies to abstract calligraphic lines.

Her lines became repetitious of dancing patterns with layers of color reminiscent of woven fabric. Her use of color, glazes and layering are built from ink lines, acrylic washes and thin oil paint glazes.

She often uses music while warming up on rolls of paper before painting her calligraphic strokes. There is a primary friction between the looseness of her calligraphic lines verses the structure of her gridded color forms.