Gillian Richards received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University in 2014. Her practice over the past two decades includes solo and group exhibitions and numerous commissions for local and international clients. She has also worked as a scenic artist in the film industry.
Her paintings are an exploration of the unremarkable and normally unnoticed spaces that are a part of Vancouver’s urban landscape. Subjects such as public structures, city parks, roadways and parking lots often appear in her work. She is drawn to the quality of light these spaces possess, and their ability to suggest a mood or imply a human presence. Richards seeks to draw a sense of intimacy and emotion from these otherwise ordinary and often stark locations.