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Alison moved to Salisbury in 2010 after family life in beautiful cathedrals such as Wells, St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and Winchester. Her love of music led to work that is inspired by classical music, choral music, the cathedral and there is so much inspiration in the stone and the age of the buildings and their treasures.
Alison did a year’s foundation in Southampton 2008 and started a Masters in Fine Art in Winchester but, sadly, life got in the way a month or two in. Despite that, the seeds were sown and she went on to cultivate her own path, which is more to do with subject and overall concept than which medium she uses. Often sensing life in terms of texture and shape leads her to experiment with various techniques and materials.
Alison has a great fondness for book art, including pop up books, origami tessellations and paper engineering.
Apart from music, Alison collects seed heads and skeletons, clocks and iPad screens, and has inherited a wealth of old electronic components; all of these she uses as a starting point to create her own take on life.
Alison has always enjoyed print making and also origami tessellations, which naturally progressed to experimenting with fabric instead of paper. She often finds inspiration from texture in nature but may seek unexpected detail as her starting point.
She uses a variety of techniques to use the colours and textures from plants to develop and create art on both paper and fabric. Alison always enjoys combining techniques like printing, textiles, and leftovers; or odd juxtapositions and ideas.
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“Wow! That’s good! Can I have it for my birthday?!” Patricia R
"Alison’s rich palette of paint, fabric and ‘found’ materials provides a … freshness and vibrancy to this eclectic work, and if a mature piece of art can be said to be comfortable in its own skin, this can be stated confidently in praise of Alison’s unique collage creations. Our pleasant challenge when observing Alison’s ‘Evensong’ is to think what original sounds might emanate from the diverse images whether or not we are familiar with the music." Colin H