OPEN: Both Weekends
11B John Street
Alison will be showing a group of collages and paintings of everyday objects from chairs to oil cans.
She was brought up on my family’s farm outside Edinburgh where she now has her studio and home.
After completing a Psychology degree at St Andrews University in 1989 Alison studied Ceramics at Camberwell College in London, graduating in 1993. Subsequently she exhibited her ceramic sculptures in galleries across Britain. A desire to explore drawing and painting led her to Leith School of Art in 2008.
Since she has exhibited her 2D work at various open exhibitions including PAI, RGI, RSA, SSA, VAS, RSW. Last year she was delighted to be shortlisted for the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize at the Mall Galleries in London.
"My work starts with drawing. The experience of intense observation followed by open-ended exploration of the subject using a variety of media allows new, salient images to arise. These distilled images transform the work from mere observation to an expression of an emotionally charged world. Set in a generalised environment the attention is on the psychological undertones of the work rather than any attempt at realism or a specific narrative."