Artist Bio

Gillian is a new age flora and fauna artist from Lakeland Florida. Growing up attending art schools, she discovered her interest in painting at a very young age. While attending the University of Florida she honed her talent into the realistic and unique style of painting she works with today. Gillian received her Bachelors’ Degree in Fine Art in the Spring of 2017.  After graduating Magna Cum Laude, she returned to her home town and shifted her focus from canvas work to large scale public art. Known as @gfazioart on social media, Gillian has created over 20 murals across Central Florida and continues to expand her portfolio and horizons through her love of painting.

Artist Statement

As an artist, I am interested in using natural elements such as animals’ divinely designed patterns that serve a function and purpose, combined with purely aesthetic cultural patterns. By placing both elements in the same frame, a conversation opens about the relationship between the pairing for the audience to analyze.  The painting style I have honed is based upon layering photographic imagery rendered using acrylics on canvas or walls. Playing with perspective in each piece by combining three-dimensional beings with two-dimensional patterns, my works have flat planes and dimensional aspects. This takes them out our the realistic landscape and into a new space where nature and culture have a balanced and symbiotic relationship. As the artist, my goal is to create an encounter for the audience, appreciating the intricacy of both senses of artistic intelligence. 

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