Welcome to the Paisley Pedlar blog.  My name is Gillian and I am an Artist, Curator and Researcher.   I have a degree in Fine Art from UCA, Farnham, Surrey and my work embraces a range of mediums the end result reflecting my personal interests.

“The process of production is important to me, the working up of many stages or layers often using a variety of mediums is like life itself, such that an obvious aesthetic often masks a complex underpinning.  Anonymous, intimate and disconnected the imagery meaning is ‘slippery’ playing with the imagination of the viewer.”

Nature is beautiful in that it appears to say more than it is… artworks become artworks in the production of this ‘more’.” Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory.

I exhibit my work regularly throughout the South East of England.   You can see some recent examples of my work on the page called Artwork; but please don’t copy or share my work without asking first.

I love visiting different places and exhibitions and particularly the small local fetes and fairs, many of these finding their way on to this blog as a write up or review.   I like to share these things because I feel that if I have liked it, someone else will too!



4 Responses to About

  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog. 🙂 I like your page about the workshop, and how you were doing stencils for screen printing with paper. I haven’t done a screen print since 1989, so I am sure I am far behind on current techniques. I will be back to look at more of your work, and thank you for following mine!

    • Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. 1989 isn’t so very long ago and I think that screen printing is probably one of those processes that hasn’t changed very much – if at all! 🙂
      BTW, love the comics!!!!

  2. Lesley Barton says:

    Dionne Swift suggested we look at your blog to see how you projected your objects instead of an overhead projector. How did you do it as I cannot find it . Love your work.
    Hope you can help.

    • Hi Lesley, I think that what Dionne is referring to was actually shared on the Facebook page that was set up for the course. But…. basically what I did was to balance a piece of glass from an old clip frame on two file boxes, positioned a piece of blank white paper underneath and then arranged my objects on the glass. Then I took a torch and suspended it about 30cms above the glass so that the beam shone down towards the paper and the objects cast a shadow on it. I have a photo if it helps, if you’d like to see it please email me on paisley.pedlar@btinternet.com and I’d be more than happy to share it with you. I hope you are enjoying Dionnes workshop. I have recently done the machine embroidery online course which really helped me get my love/hate relationship with FME into perspective! Best wishes Gill

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