Alice trained as a graphic designer at Nottingham University. She spends as much time as she can actively painting from her lovely light studio at the top of her Victorian London home.
Alice paints intuitively, adjusting the composition and choosing bold and contrasting colour. At some point there will be a moment where the painting starts to make suggestions and she has to ‘catch’ the clues it’s giving her.
It is essential to balance the early freedom with a sensitive and analytical approach to guide the painting to a resolution. Towards the end the pace slows; changes become more considered and the colours become more refined, but she is mindful to keep taking daring risks right until the end so the painting keeps that feeling of energy.
Alice works on a series of paintings at the same time and begins with no end point in mind which allows each of her paintings to develop its own unique history. Working on wooden panels gives a resistance for drawn marks bringing the freedom of her sketchbook work. As layers build, this tougher base allows her to sand and scrape back revealing previous colours and this keeps a sense of surprise and spontaneity in the finished painting.