Parker and Arrol was founded in 1998; it is a partnership between Meg Arrol (née Parker) and Winifrid Bradley (née Arrol). Meg trained at the West of England College of Art, Bristol and ran  ‘Meg Arrol handpainted silks’ from 1984 - 98. Winifrid completed a BA in printed textiles at John Moores University, Liverpool followed by an MA at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Meg and Winifrid's strengths lie in their ability to draw and as colourists. They enjoy the variations that occur during handpainting;  it's what makes each piece individual and enhances its charm. They paint by hand so that they can produce one-off designs economically without the constraints of setting up a print run.