Working for seven years with accomplished woodcut artist, Antonio Frasconi of South America, monoprint Maker, Mauricio Lansanski, lithographer, Murray Zimiles, and master etcher, Rimer Cardillo did much to extend Ms. Gillette's vision and influence her work.
Her family has been a powerful, supportive force that has nurtured her creativity. She credits much of her imagery to the influence of her parents; her father is a sculptor and her mother is a poet. Creativity runs in the family as her siblings are also very talented artists. Her brother John is a gifted cartoonist, and another brother, Robert, is an accomplished potter.
Ms. Gillette currently resides in the Southwest and enjoys "anything outdoors". She travels the world to pursue her favorite sports: sailing, mountain climbing, rappelling, biking and skiing.