Landscape artist – Alison Gilmour
Alison was born in Auckland, New Zealand, growing up near Narrow Neck Beach. This has instilled a deep love of the sea which has inspired her to paint it in its many forms. She captures the endless beauty of her environment with delicate brushwork – creating images which have a photo-realistic quality and hues which reflect the clarity, light and richness of the South Pacific. She is driven by a compulsion to paint the movements and patterns of nature, icons and symbols of the places she loves. Alison paints as she sees paradise, the absence of civilisation almost always apparent as she focuses on the light playing on pristine water, foliage and sand – preoccupied with changes to colours of land, sea and flora. These evocative paintings are striking, surprising and memorable in their representation. Alison is a qualified graphic designer having worked in advertising and design for many years both for top companies and in her own business. She started painting in 2001.