Alison is a visual artist based in Perth who takes inspiration from her local area and travels around Scotland.
A graduate in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone, She exhibits locally and around Scotland and has taken part in the RSA, RGI and RSW Open exhibitions.
Her work begins with a reaction to a place or a moment and is a result of initially painting or drawing in the landscape, then prompted by photographs, sketches and found objects she continues to develop work in the studio. She is interested in mark-making in order to express feeling and atmosphere and enjoys exploring new materials and techniques therefore her work is constantly evolving. Artist books are an interesting way of combining visual material in a more sculptural and tactile form.
Studying Art & Archaeology combined her curiosity for the past and what we leave behind with her artwork and this theme resurfaces in much of her work. This fascinating course has led her to consider working in a more three dimensional way. Making work which is rooted and is “of” the place as much as it is “about” the place led her to making ink from Oak Galls gathered in an area that she was depicting in her work. This link with place continues to inspire new work
In addition to her own practice she delivers workshops in the community and has experience working with families, residents in care homes and hospitals. Enabling people to learn new skills and develop their own creativity has a positive effect on Wellbeing so it a wonderful thing to share with others. Alison has been commissioned to take part in fundraising art trails across Dundee in recent years for two Oor Wullie Bucket Trails, and Maggies Penguin Parade.