Alison Dickson

Alison, originally from Enniskillen, N Ireland and has lived in her adopted home, Edinburgh for 23 years. She exhibits regularly in galleries in Scotland, N. Ireland and England.. She has had work selected for both the RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour) and the RSA (Royal Scottish Academy) annual exhibitions. Her first solo show, in her home town of Enniskillen was a sell-out and she followed this up with a second solo exhibition in London. She has work in private collections including that of Michael MacIntyre, comedian.

“I was thrilled that my work was selected for the first prize in a recent exhibition, giving me a fantastic opportunity to do a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in October 2016 and February 2017. The centre is dedicated to supporting and facilitating creativity together, with the stimulation of living alongside other artists from all disciplines, enabling a rich cross-fertilization of ideas. I’m really looking forward to this and hope to use this experience to develop new work.  I approach my paintings in a structured way, although I’m never quite sure how they’ll end up, so each one feels like a bit of an adventure. I like to use a variety of methods, painting in oil and acrylic, I also incorporate printing techniques sometimes. I like to create shifting dynamics with skewers, knives and anything else to hand in my studio to reveal layers of paint below. I create texture in some of my work using pieces of canvas, card and papers. In my still life paintings of flowers and everyday objects and I try to achieve simplicity and subtlety of line and colour. I love to escape to the country, coast and wild places. The contrasting shapes, colours and marks on the land, sea and sky and the effects of changing weather and light are a constant inspiration”.

Current exhibitions: Hatch gallery, Christchurch, Higher bridges Gallery, Enniskillen (Ist prize, residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Arts Centre) Velvet Easel, Edinburgh Scotland artists, Bothwell Jack Tierney Gallery, Aberdeen Green Gallery, Dollar Laurel Gallery, Edinburgh Lime Gallery, Yorkshire Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance Forge2 Gallery, Culworth, Oxfordshire Hadfield fine art nr Cheltenham

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