Gillian Allard studied photography at The London College of Communication and completed her Master of Arts at The Royal College of Art. She began her career as a photojournalist, but in recent years her work has evolved as her approach has become more subjective. Gillian’s images of landscape have emerged from her desire to escape what she sees as the constraints of the human subject and explore the emotional world through an interaction with nature. Gillian’s work ranges from the serene to startling, raw abstractions, for which her black and white technique is perfectly suited. Taking as her subjects rivers, fields and the natural environment and textures of Great Britain, Gillian produces photographs characterised by an interest in form and innovative composition.
Gillian has been awarded both the British Council Travel Award and the Sunday Times Magazine Award for her work