Alison studied graphic design and illustration in London in the 80's, followed by a successful career in design, illustration, and advertising.
In 1994 Alison decided to concentrate on her passion of drawing and painting and went freelance as an artist, working on both private and commercial commissions for, amongst others, The National Trust and John Lewis. Many of Alison’s paintings and designs are published under licence as stationery, on china and textiles. Her work is permanently exhibited in a number of galleries and is in many private collections.
Alison works in a wide range of media creating lively paintings which capture the essence of her subject. The focus of her process as an artist is drawing and markmaking. All her work starts with a response to her subject, often in one of her many sketch books which she is seldom without, and many hours spent sketching out in the landscape.
Light and colour dominate Alison's work and she is inspired by the beautiful natural world around us. The Cotswolds, where she now lives, the coast, and scenes from travels near and far are particular favourites.