Gill and her late husband, the painter and photographer Reg WATKISS, came to settle in West Cornwall at the end of the 1950s. From a first lodging at Mousehole, they lived in various locations around the district including Zennor, St Just, and latterly Newlyn.
Tutored at the Walthamstow School of Art, and taught by Edward Middleditch of the 'kitchen sink' group of artists, Gill has gone on to paint the people and places around herself, battling the ever present weather, wind and rain, in the ordinary round of their daily lives in the villages and lanes of Cornwall. Good examples are chosen by Cross (2002) to illustrate how she describes her life and intentions as an artist. Titles such as Watching the Storm, Porthleven (1997) and The Bathers, Perranuthnoe Beach (1993) show her evocative figures (real people) against the recognisable backdrops of the mining, fishing and farming communities in which they live.
Her work has been exhibited at the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance.