Gigi Mills work is born out of her need and desire to simplify and/or reduce each moment to its absolute essential, by removing details from life that tend to obscure what is truly being experienced. It is also her desire to bare witness to, and often to lift up in beauty what is so often considered unwanted or held in despair.
Ms. Mills was born in Ohio into the well known Mills Brothers Circus family.
Both performing and the plastic arts were admired and encouraged. Early on ballet and modern dance took up much of her focus and formal education. It was not until many years later she began teaching herself to paint. Though she is influenced by several of the early and mid twentieth century painters she has developed a style distinctly her own.