1957 - ?

Gill Bedson

As Gillian Lesley Chesters, she was born at Crewe, Cheshire in 1957, daughter of Godfrey R. Chesters and his wife Marie née Oaks who married at Macclesfield in 1954. Gillian, when a student nurse, married at St Michael's Church, Crewe in August 1975, Michael John Bedson and works under the name of Gill Bedson. After working in London then from a village near Leighton Buzzard, Hertfordshire, her husband's job took him to India where during their stay 2005-2008, Gill, being inspired by the colour and diversity of life, commenced creating artwork and teamed up with an Indian artist who assisted her develop her work. On their return to England in 2008 they relocated to Suffolk and Gill studied fine art at University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich. At the same time, she and her husband set up a small holding at Chapel Farm, High Road, Badingham, Woodbridge in Suffolk, producing meat from ethically kept animals which gave her a rich subject matter for developing her series of prints. Gill seeks to portray all this working in a variety of mediums, printing using techniques of woodcut and etching, calligraphy and dry point etching and has exhibited across East Anglia as well as small galleries in Wales. A member of the Sudbourne Park Printmakers and of Suffolk Open Studios from Badingham.

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