Scottish born Gillian Robertson was drawn to photography from a young age and later studied for a Higher Diploma in Photography at Napier University, Edinburgh, where she focused on studio work – still life and portraiture.

For the next 30 years, she worked within the advertising and design industry as a Stylist, Creative Producer and Photographer, and even in the entertainment industry as co-founder and GM of an ethical merchandising company for British superstar Bill Bailey.

Gillian uprooted in 2015 to live in Ras Al Khaimah. Feeling inspired by new and exciting travel opportunities which came from living in the UAE, she immersed herself into her travel photography and established a beginners’ digital photography course for the local community.

Her photograph ‘Hope’ was awarded first prize at Ras Al Khaimah Fine Art’s Festival 2019 and was also commissioned by the British Council to deliver a lens-based project ‘The Place I Call Home’ where she explores inter-culturalism. The exhibition toured all six GCC countries and 4 major UK cities in 2019/20 and delivered significant educational resources and workshops.

Gillian’s passion is clear when you see her work on Travel, Portraiture, and storytelling as she studies the local culture and heritage of the people and places in the part of the world she now calls home.