Brilliana studied History of Art at the University of Cambridge, where she particularly enjoyed studying the art and architecture in and around the city. She undertook a Master’s course in British 17th and 18th century architecture at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her areas of interest include picturesque landscape design, Robert Adam’s castle-design houses and depictions of the built fabric of early modern London.
Brilliana has worked as a freelance researcher for various architectural institutions and recently spent three months working at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, studying the modern artworks on display, learning about their restoration and leading public tours. She also enjoys visiting and reviewing art exhibitions, and has recently had an article published in the Georgian Group Journal.