Originally trained in botany, Alison Day transitioned into a more creative lifestyle by training at Goldsmiths College and The London Metropolitan University. A former photographer, Alison returned to drawing after an accident left her studio bound for a considerable time.
An artist for over 20 years, Alison’s drawings and paintings reflect a love for, and understanding of, the natural environment. Her work speaks to her process of looking, reflecting and communicating the essence of plants. Alison explains:
This work takes time and a meditative patience. Some have commented that the process must be therapeutic, which it is. But then doesn’t artistic practice by its very nature perform this function? The work attempts to imbue the viewer with the same feeling of meditative peace. As an artist, I invite the viewer to take time to look, not something we often give ourselves the pleasure of doing.
Interested in learning more about botanical illustration?
A “taster session” for those interested in botanical art will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. All are welcome. Please bring your own drawing or painting materials.
About The Gallery London
The Gallery London promotes the creative expressions of local artists. They provide both established and emerging artists the opportunity to work in a creative environment and the opportunity to promote and exhibit their work. The Gallery hosts art classes for children and adults, as well as a cafe and a vintage boutique. The Gallery is located at 132 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6QA. For more information, contact Larissa at The Gallery London.