Visual artist, perpetual learner, beachcomber, dog-walker
Returning to formal education in 2017, Gillian attained a Distinction in the Art & Design foundation diploma course at SRC, Lurgan.
She continued to pursue her passion by completing a further three years in Belfast School of Art achieving a First Class Honours Degree in
Textile Art, Design and Fashion in 2001.
In a new venture of collaboration between the University of Ulster and Enterprise Causeway, Gillian became the first Graduate of Residence in The Designerie, Bushmills, Co.Antrim.
She is currently exhibiting and selling her work in Makers House @The Designerie.
Gillian Brownlow takes an intuitive and exploratory approach to the detail she observes in the world. As a Northern Irish artist the diverse landscape of the Island inspires her. Whilst constantly assessing connections between her practice and the world around her she aims to holistically inform her reflective artwork by exploring natural, physical and cultural aspects. She is a gatherer of found and inherited materials that provide inspiration. A prolific maker, her approach is visceral, responding to the developing story of her work. The result of this process is ultimately communicated to the viewer as they engage with the visual outcome. She experiments abstractly with colour which is an integral part of her work. Her love of fine art, the abstract, and all things textile offers her freedom to use whatever medium her current project demands.