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How I paint - Pam Glew's painting process

Firstly I source a vintage textile, (100% cotton so that it dyes well)
Then I wash it in the washing machine. I use fabric dye to dye it a dark shade, usually DYLON Machine Dye Black, or Navy Blue, sometimes a different colour- but dark. I use it as per the instructions (with salt).

Then I dry it and iron it. I also tab the fabric with extra black fabric at the top and bottom, sewing a channel which allows a dowel of wood to go through, this allows me to hang it and the one at the bottom makes the fabric hang taught.

I then find my image (usually I photo films on 'pause', or sometimes I get someone to photograph me in costume, occasionally I use internet images). I use Photoshop to get the desired contrast, pulling in other images, and drawing with a Wacom Graphics Tablet. This becomes my reference image I use to paint from, which I print out. 

I paint using household bleach with sponges and paint brushes. I use gloves and a mask with a chlorine gas filter specially for chlorine bleach, as bleach irritates both skin and lungs. I keep gloves and mask on when I wash my paint brushes, as chlorine vapour is released when washing bleach brushes and sponges.

I let the bleach stay on the fabric for up to about an hour, sometimes as little as 10 minutes, wash off the fabric with a shower (using mask and gloves again) and then wash the fabric with detergent, either by hand or machine. I dry, iron, repeat by bleaching again, sometimes I do up to 10 layers of bleach, washing and drying each time, washing out at the end to remove all the chemicals. The fabric sometimes need repairing at the end by darning holes with hand or by machine stitch.

The resulting artwork is ironed, framed in a box frame, using nylon thread from each of the 4 corners of the piece, which makes the work look suspended in the frame.

Podcast Interview for Creative Freelance Income

Listen to the podcast here

Here I talk with my friend Mark Dickson about how I started my art career, got exhibitions and continue to make work. We talk about the nitty gritty of day to day studio time, finances and how I make my work.


Interview in Hand Eye Magazine online

Feb 2015

Interview for Music on Walls

April 2014

Read the interview with Pam Glew here


If you need more info about Pam Glew for your art project/ essay, please read through the info pages and download Pam Glew's CV, Statement and Biography


Please view the PRESS PAGE to view more recent Press articles, interviews and magazine cuttings

VNA Magazine Article

Very Nearly Almost Magazine article
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 General Interviews

Hand Eye Magazine - Pam Glew interview 'Identity Deconstructed' - Click here to read Feb 2015

Music on walls interview about Art & Music Click here to read  April 2014

View Art Gallery interview (re: process, technique & subject matter) Click here to read May  2011

ONLINE REVIEWS/ INTERVIEWS for Beautiful & Damned Exhibition - London - May 2011

Better Never than Late - Short interview Click here to read May 2011

Sister's Diary - France -in French Click here to read May 2011

Art Pie - Click here to read May 2011

Dazed Digital - UK Click here to read May 2011

FAD - UK Click here to read May 2011

Who's Jack - UK Click here to read May 2011

Culture Compass - UK Click here to read May 2011

No New Enemies- UK Click here to read April 2011

ONLINE REVIEWS/ INTERVIEWS for Luminaries exhibition - Sydney Australia - May 2010

BBM Magazine - Australia Click here to read  May 2010

9 to 5 Sydney review & Q&A - Australia Click here to read  18 May 2010

Kluster magazine interview - Australia Click here to read   11 May 2010

Stand and deliver - Long blog interview - Australia   Click here to read     5 May 2010

Polo Jeans Art Stars

This is a video of the making of the first Art Star for Polo Jeans.

Polo Jeans Co Art Stars - Pam Glew from Polo Jeans Co. - Art Stars on Vimeo.

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