Driven by the sense of continuity inherent within the landscape, Alison investigates the persistence of the human spirit across time, using the things we can see to hint at what lies underneath. The construction of the work – the layering of paint, pigment, paper, fabric; cut, torn and reassembled – stands as a metaphor for the archaeological past. Fragmentary, reworked images of found objects and topographical features suggest the sense of place; journeys made, things seen and unseen are fed into the whole to form work which may be read on more than one level.
Alison moved to North Wales in 1990. She has drawn and painted all her life and took a degree in Fine Art at NEWI (now Glyndwr University) in 2005, since when she has worked full-time as a visual artist. She received a Diploma in Professional Printmaking from Yale College in 2007 and was one of the coordinators of Le Cheile.