Alison is a professional artist from Somerset. Having worked for many years in London as a graphic designer Alison has returned to the countryside to rediscover the rural landscape and environment which is now an important influence on her work. Alison paints mainly in acrylic, painstakingly applied in many thin layers to achieve the clean, modern look with the detail she desires. She endeavours to render realistic looking animals and avoids giving them human traits. Alison explores ways of representing animals in a natural and engaging way to help the viewer feel they could almost be part of that moment. The animals are removed from the landscape to echo our own disassociation from the natural world. Alison was a prize winner at The Atkinson Gallery Open Exhibition at Millfield School in 2007 and the Bockingfords postcard competition 2009. She is a member of Somerset Art Week, Gallery4Art and The Chandos Society.