Alison is an artist/printmaker working in County Durham. Her work explores various printmaking techniques such as etching, screen printing, relief print, monotype and Hybrid printing. She currently works as an Academic Tutor at Sunderland University within the Design Department teaching Printmaking for Illustration. She also works as a freelance tutor for Leisureworks, Durham Council, developing group projects using textile, print, collage, drawing and painting.
She continues to exhibit her work and initiate residency opportunities. Most recently working as an artist and consultant in Tow Law developing community projects. She is exhibiting at Printfest Ulverston in May 2021 and has a solo exhibition at Allendale Forge Gallery throughout July 2021.
My work reflects experiences in my life and is therefore influenced by my background in the North East of England. All the images are figurative and are recognisably so. I feel it is important that the audience should be able to closely identify with the subject. I have tried to imply that the individuals depicted, experience a genuine quality of life that may not, on first impressions be apparent.
I love to explore my passion for drawing, perspective, colour and pattern through the diversity of these print mediums, enjoying challenges and the surprises each print form can provide along the way.