Published on August 4, 2021

Habitat Gallery Art Exhibition

"Across the Pond" painting in acrylic © Gillian Orlinsky
"Across the Pond" © Gillian Orlinsky

Across the Pond & Into the Woods

Paintings by Gillian Orlinsky

On display September 5–29, 2021

Although she creates both abstract and representational paintings, this exhibit spotlights Gillian's work in nature and landscape. The daily process of painting impacts how she sees nature in life by making her think—where are the magic moments to bring back to the canvas?

Once she has a general idea, she lets the painting emerge by connecting with what it is telling her as it unfolds. This process not only results in a surprise ending, but also enables Gillian to notice her own unexpected reactions to the painting as it's being developed.

Artist's Reception (Free)

Saturday, September 11

Join us in the Gallery from 3:00-5:00pm to celebrate this exhibit! Enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist.

Gallery Information

The Gallery is located in the Nature Center. If you have any questions, please call 617-489-5050 or email us.

Gallery Hours
Schedule varies—please call 617-489-5050 for current hours


The Gallery will be closed for private events on September 17 and 19.

About the Artist

Gillian Orlinsky is a New England area artist, living outside of Boston with her husband Ivan, who is also a painter. Gillian works primarily in acrylic and is inspired by daily walks in the wildlife spaces of New England. In addition to Mass Audubon and Trustees of Reservations properties, Gillian’s work features the Carlisle Cranberry Bog where her home backs up to several miles of hiking trails.

Gillian studied drawing and painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and Philadelphia College of Art. She holds a Masters of Education from Boston University with a focus on adult (corporate) learning.

For many years Gillian balanced her consulting career in the high-tech industry with her love of painting. She is now painting full time at her studio in Lowell. Gillian’s work has been selected for many juried shows at area exhibitions and has won several top awards.