Glimpsing the Spire – Alison Vickery Exhibition
21 July | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 17 August 2019
”Glimpsing the Spire” is one of a selection of large new canvases Alison has worked on especially for the Shed. She says “I cycle around the area and love the way you spot Tetbury spire from so many places and from some big distances from the town. The spire also has a lovely story in that it has a connection with the original owner of Highgrove and there is a covenant that prevents anyone blocking the view of the spire from the house.”
Along with the new canvases she will also be exhibiting some of the floral pieces she is well known for along with landscapes of the Cotswolds.
Glimpsing the Spire runs from Wednesday 10th July through to Saturday 17th August 2019. Wednesday through Sundays. 11am – 3pm (Please note that the Shed is closed Monday/Tuesdays)
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.
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