Monday, 15 January 2018

My blog is moving to Wordpress

Hi everyone, Jaz here. Just to let you know Alison now has a new Wordpress blog where she'll be writing about teaching, her artistic practice and any other tips, tricks, advice, products and techniques which interest her. Make sure to follow her for updates, and I'll also let you know via social media.

Thank you and if there's anything you'd like to see a blog post about let us know in the Wordpress comments.

Alison's new blog:

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Where did the last eighteen days go?

I mean, seriously?

Since the end of Thirty Days, it has been a whirlwind of work and assuring people that I am still alive (my family and friends had forgotten what I looked like). I was sitting at my computer this morning realising that I hadn't kept you all up to date with how the final auction went, if you aren't following me on social media then you may not have seen the news.

We raised £2,100!

I burst in to tears when we finally totalled it all up, soppy old date that I am, but I was completely overwhelmed by the generosity of people and Oakleaf are thrilled with what we have achieved which in the end, is all that matters.
Almost all of the auction pieces have now gone to their new homes and I am excited that my work has reached new audiences while raising money for one of the best charities I have ever encountered.

Now, to thank you all for your wonderful support, Jaz and I have put together a time lapse video of how one of the pieces was created, we hope you enjoy it, you can find it here:

By the way, do follow me on social media. Go on, you know you want to.....

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Thirty Days hath September - Days Twenty Nine and Thirty - The end!

Blimey, it's the final day.
My apologies for not posting yesterday, as you can imagine with a workshop and an exhibition to put up, we were a tad busy.

Yesterday's workshop was a delight, two lovely ladies from Leicester joined the regulars and together we experimented with watersoluble oils, a very different medium for me but we spent some time exploring the work of Turner and comparable contemporaries to give us inspiration and we each produced a painting in full.

After the relaxing and fun class, it was all hands on deck to convert the studio and finally see all of the work together.
Unbelievably, I have created over fifty pieces during the month, something I never thought I would achieve and they are all now up ready for the auction.
Jaz, Beez and myself are currently sitting in the studio, waiting for our visitors to arrive but I also know there are lots of you out there who would like to view the catalogue and either bid or donate, so this is it folks, if you have enjoyed this blog over the last thirty days and can spare any pennies for Oakleaf, pop over to my website where you will find everything you need to know:
Alternatively you can follow me on Facebook:
and not only see what is going on in the studio today but tune in tonight for a live broadcast to see me make lots of thanks yous and hear the wonderful Echohead perform live in your front room.

Thanks to all of you who have followed, commented, supported and generally kept my spirits up when I have been tired and needed a boost - you're all marvellous!