Tinsel Edwards (b1979) is an artist based in Glasgow. She originates from the Midlands and studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College London. Tinsel lived in London for 19 years before moving to Scotland in 2017.
Tinsel's paintings are informed by personal experience and memory. Fascinated by the everyday, the domestic and her immediate urban environment, the work is autobiographical. Choice of material is important, Tinsel has created painting surfaces from patterned bedsheets and curtains, old babygrows, t-shirts and socks, found wooden panels, old cereal boxes and correx board. Storytelling and narrative are always present in the work, combined with a joy and enthusiasm for painting.