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Alison Johnson

Alison originally from Sheffield, she moved down to the Midlands 7 years ago and now lives in Kenilworth, She gained a BA Hons degree at Sheffield University and is also a qualified nurse.

Her work reflects experiences, which explores the power of nature and layers of inter-connectivity; anatomy and mortality; and the fragility of life. She loves to create work that is decorative and surreal, feminine and sometimes sculptural.

Alison layers her paint, building gestural marks. Her work is not limited to one particular subject although landscapes do dominate her work. Her favourite tools are palette knives, trowels and scrapers and large brushes she prefers working in acrylic and/or oil paints but works in ink and watercolours are not rare. She loves experimenting with colour transparencies and textures. She applies media mostly on canvas or board.

Balance in paintings attracts her, as long as the work does not become static. Light or the lack of it is important too. Colour preferences change as colours affects her mood and her mood influences her choice of colours.

She usually begins a piece by studying parts of the subject matter and then move on to study the whole; when she knows the subject she lets her imagination loose and lets the painting guide her; slowly the painting l takes a life of its own. Sometimes she finishes a painting in a few days, others it takes months, and sometimes she leaves it there half finished and continue only when she knows what to do next. She considers a painting ready when there is nothing more she can add and nothing more she can take away, when there is nothing left to interact with.

Movement, emotionand atmosphere interest her rather than the detail of a subject.

When people look at her work, she likes to give them the possibility of seeing everyday things through a new perspective.

Fourth coming events:
Brick Lane gallery July 2011
Knapp Gallery London May 2011

Current exhibitions:
Spencer House, Tetbury
Malvern theatre Shropshire November 2010 to present
Where I fell in love Leamington Spa 2009 to present

Previous exhibitions:
Casa Editrice CIDA Via Fiorino Fiorni, 26 00152 Roma (Italy) 2010.
Rugby Art gallery November 2010 to January 2011
Art and Wine Warwick July 2001 to January 2010
The Gallery upstairs Winter exhibition 2010 Henley in Arden
Herbert Art gallery Coventry July 2010 to September 2010
Summer exhibition at the Torquil gallery Henley in Arden from 25rd of May till 12th June 2010.
Longbarn, Alcester Heath July 2010
The reading rooms Berkswell 31st July -1st August 2010
The Rugby Open November 2008 - January 2009
Filthy but gorgeous Gallery Leamington.
Sheffield Art Show, Octagon Centre, Sheffield 11th, 12th and 13th of July 2009
Solo art exhibition at Rugby Art in the Park festival.... Caldecott park Rugby -12th of July 2009
Solo exhibition Loft theatre Leamington 16th September-3rd October 2009.
Berkswell Art Exhibition Reading room, Berkswell 24th and 25th of October 2009.
The old Forge Gallery Stretton on Fosse Mrch 2009.
The 10- 2 Gallery Hinckley October 2009
The Rubgy Open- Rugby November 2009