About The Artist
Gillianne, otherwise known as GilliBean paints in an impressionistic style where abstract meets realism. You will notice she uses a multitude of neon colors, which began in paintings of sunsets and has since bloomed into her own personal style. Gillianne loves the outdoors, which is where her inspiration is born. She brings that scenery to life with a beauty and optimism of bright colors.
Gillianne lives in Wausau, Wisconsin with her husband, 2 boys, and 2 dogs. Living in Wausau she has ample opportunities for exploring the great outdoors, including the untouched Northwoods and serene lakes. Her family often follows her on crazy adventures in search of her next great inspiration and reference photos. Although she prefers painting naturescapes she does also enjoy an occasional architectural or animal painting.
At an early age, Gillianne, learned to paint with guidance from her grandmother. Living in Canada, her grandmother often painted landscapes and flowers, and while she worked with oils and watercolors, Gillianne found a love for acrylics. In school, under the teachings of Nicole Herbst, she began to develop her own style and prepar her college portfolio. She received a perfect score on that portfolio, however, she chose a different path. Although she had originally planned to study art further in college, she doubted her ability and future and turned to another interest in biology instead.
Years later, a pandemic, an injury, and young children all changed the course of her life again. She could no longer work her current job and after taking a step back turned to painting as a therapy. The passion was reborn and it was then that she decided this would be her future.
Gillianne started selling her artwork via Facebook and Instagram in late 2020 and in 2021 she opened her website gillibeanart.com. she has attended art shows and will soon present work in galleries. She even received a fine Arts award during a show in 2022! Gillianne is so grateful for the twists and turns in life, and the people who have encouraged her along the way. She hopes others use her story as inspiration to continue pursuing their own dreams and find the same success she has. GilliBean Art is more than just art...it's a dream.