Gillian Collins was born in England. Her family immigrated to Maryland in the early 1960s where she continues to reside. Collins earned a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Master of Fine Art degree from Towson University. As a co-owner of residential plumbing and HVAC service companies, her association with these trades artistically inspires Collins.
By divorcing the form from the function of mechanical components, Collins conveys the importance of these vital but unnoticed engineering feats in her paintings,
compelling the viewer to contemplate the foundation of our technological advancement.
Collins has shown in numerous local and international juried exhibitions. Collins has participated in the copyist program at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC since 2014. A member of the Oil Painters of America since 2018.