When Dillard began painting in the seventies, she painted abstracts exclusively. Since then she has explored different ways of picture making with abstract and representational paintings on canvas, paper, wood and copper. For the past twenty years she has focused on the landscape in paintings from seven inches to fourteen feet in dimensions. Alternately, she returns to abstraction using veils of color and non-traditional tools, collage and sometimes botanical drawings and paintings. Educated at Austin College (B.A.) and Virginia Tech (B.A.), Dillard has studied at workshops with Wayne Thiebauld, Darby Bannard, and Susan Shatter and at Arrowmont and Penland Schools of Art and Craft. Her work is in public and private collections throughout the US.