Capturing the life model form has become pivotal in my life of art, colour and design. The exhibition FROM LIFE: the figure is a selection of work produced over the past two years. A passion for life drawing inspires endless exploration into the nuances of the human figure.
As a calligrapher, I observe and feel the ink as it flows to take on its letter form. This overlaps into my artwork where I am free to explore line, media and brushes - dagger brushes were most frequently used in my latest works. The work reflects a delight in capturing the human form using ink, charcoal, acrylic paint, watercolour and oil pastel on canvas and paper. My energetic and passionate nature reflects across figurative, landscape and floral works that varies from highly detailed to loose and instinctive.
A recent trip to Japan took my work to a new level - receiving tuition from a calligraphy art master and her interpreter, plus a Sumi-e (black ink painting) workshop. The importance of sensitivity and balance in line was reinforced - light and dark to bold and fine. My intuitive use of fluid line initiates an honest connection through me as an artist and onto the surface.
Alison is inspired by a curiosity of her surroundings and the natural world around us. The sheer joy in transforming a captured or remembered image is evident in her work. Imagery is formed using ink, charcoal, acrylic paint, watercolour and oil pastel onto canvas and paper. Instinctive layering of line and colour is used to incite a reflective journey within the observer.
Alison’s work reflects her delight in the floral subject using ink, charcoal, acrylic paint, watercolour and oil pastel on canvas and paper. Layering of fluid marks and colour is used to depict the captured, remembered or imagined image. An intuitive use of line and colour is applied to lead the observer deeper into the work.
Alison’s energetic and passionate nature reflects across her figurative, landscape and floral works. The artwork varies from highly detailed to loose and instinctive. A passion for life drawing inspires endless exploration into the nuances of the human figure. Captivated by mark making, Alison creates drawings and paintings for exhibition, private sale and commission. A diverse range of illustration work has been produced over many years for advertising, editorial and special design projects. Recent tutoring of illustration and design provided a stimulus for newly inspired work and fine art prints on exquisite Huhnemuhle paper.