Alison won the Curwen Gallery Prize for Figurative Painting in 2014. She studied at Winchester School of Art and Newcastle Polytechnic. She takes her lead from the Old Masters, painting in a classical style and using traditional techniques in oils.
She paints animals in almost photographic detail, with a recent focus on dogs and horses. It was this exceptional level of detail which drew judges Sir Peter Blake RA, Anthony Green RA and Nicholas Usherwood, to her work in the initial stages of the competition.
Whether painting her subjects in life-size or in miniature she manages to perfectly capture something of their essence and character. This unique ability has made her a popular choice for animal portraiture commissions, particularly with dog and race horse owners.
Read our interview with the artist here