“I like drawing and painting, and making my paintings stand out. I like selling my artwork to people at exhibitions.”
Alison’s work is usually large and very bright and colourful, often featuring animals. She likes using the right colours so that it ‘stands out’ and using textures on the paintings. She is always surprised when she sees her work finished.
Ideas for her artwork come from her collection of art books, paintings she sees during visits to art galleries and paintings she looks up on her tablet. Alison draws her ideas in to her sketchbook in pencil or onto paper using pastels. She likes to discuss what colours she is going to use before mixing them and painting onto her canvas. She then paints with bright colours sometimes layering several colours on top of one another before she achieves the colour that she likes best. Alison then uses paint pens to create what she calls ‘ticks and flicks’. This technique creates textures and patterns giving her paintings a great sense of vibrancy and movement making her paintings ‘stand out’ as she wants them too.
Alison is our co founder along with artist Tanya Raabe-Webber. See our History on the About Us page for more information.
Alison also has her work profiled on Outside In website where she has sold her work in Europe. She exhibited I the Outside In exhibition in Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
30×30 Open Exhibition Project Ability, Glasgow December 2018
ArtStudio01 Group Exhibition Participate Contemporary Artspace, Shrewsbury September 2018
Participate FotFM Open Flaxmill/Maltings Dye House, Shrewsbury September 2017
It’s A New World Project Ability Gallery, ArtStudio01 Group exhibition February 2016
Outside In, Compton Verney 2012