Award-winning artist, Gillian Burton, was born in England. Constable County, the Lake District, the marshes of East Anglia and the Southwest of Arthurian Legend were all part of her earliest memories and infused her imagination.
Gillian's exposure to arts and crafts happened at an early age. Her mother designed and made tapestries for a local church that were still in situ as of 2005. Her father was a photographer who exhibited with the Royal Photographic Society.
High School art was all about washes washes and yet more washes! Although she stopped painting after high school, Gillian continued to pursue her love of fibers as a weaver, felter, knitter and basket maker.
Three years ago, inspired by a local art group, Gillian began painting again. Turning first to acrylic, then Chinese Brush painting, she finally moved to watercolor and intaglio.
Ever creative, Gillian paints the things she loves, often without reference. Her paintings reflect back on her life. Gillian's work is fluid and loose and demonstrates her love of shape and design.
Gillian Burton’s artwork has been displayed throughout Central Oregon. Her paintings have received several awards including the Robert’s Field Redmond Airport Juried Shows where she has received the “Best in Show” award. Burton is a Commissioner on the Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places (RCAPP).