Gillian Arnold is a Northern Irish born textile and print artist, now living in County Durham, England. Although she began her artistry with painting like prints made using pressed flowers, she has expanded her design range into lampshades, jewellery, ceramics and glass ware.
She moved from her home town of Carrickfergus, to Liverpool to study at John Moores University, where she studied for a degree in textiles. After which she moved to London in 1996 to Masters Degree, again, in textiles at Chelsea College of Art. She then stayed in London until 2012, working as a resident artist in a number of south-London schools, and as a freelance artist working on community projects. She also worked on a fare-trade initiative in Perang, Gambia.