Gillian Collins was born in England. Her family immigrated to Maryland in the early 1960s where she continues to reside. She earned a BFA and is currently pursuing a MFA from Towson University. As a co-owner of residential plumbing and HVAC service companies, her association with these trades provides artistic inspiration and subject matter for Gillian’s original art pieces.
Utilizing what she has learned from her intensive study of the masterworks found at the National Gallery of Art, Gillian employs this knowledge in her own artwork. Her current body of original paintings elevates our awareness of basic infrastructure by producing imagery of mechanical components that are otherwise unremarkable, and unseen, despite their ubiquitous presence in our daily lives
Collins is affiliated with The Artist Gallery (TAG) located in historic Frederick, MD and has shown in numerous juried exhibitions within the Washington/Baltimore area, including the Maryland Eastern shore area. Collins has participated in the copyist program at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC since 2014 and a member of the Oil Painters of America since 2018.