Alison is originally from Enniskillen, N Ireland and has lived in her adopted home, Edinburgh for 22 years and exhibits regularly in galleries in Scotland, N. Ireland, England including the RSW and RSA exhibitions.
She approaches her paintings in a structured way, although never quite sure how they’ll end up, so each one feels like a bit of an adventure. She uses a variety of methods, often painting in oil and sometimes acrylic, creating texture and shifting dynamics with skewers, knives and anything else to hand in her studio to reveal layers of paint below.
Her work is inspired by the natural world, the contrasting shapes, colours and marks on the land, sea and sky and the effects of changing weather and light inspiring her. In the still life paintings of flowers and everyday objects she tries to achieve simplicity and subtlety of line and colour.