I am a full time artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. I studied art at Okanagan College, the Banff Centre and Emily Carr University where I received a BFA in 2014. Along with my fine art practise over the last two decades, I have completed numerous painting commissions for local and international clients, and have worked as a scenic artist in the film industry.


My paintings in recent years have been an exploration of the unremarkable and normally unnoticed spaces that are a part of my surrounding urban landscape. Subjects such as parking lots or empty backyards occupied by trailers and garages often appear in my work. Drawn to the quality of light these spaces possess, and observing their ability to suggest a mood or imply a human presence, I seek to draw from these otherwise ordinary and often stark locations a sense of intimacy and emotion.

Work available through Elissa Cristall Gallery and Artfully.ca:





email: richardsgillian33@gmail.com

phone: 604-505-7663

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