Alison Ascott

Artist, Designer & Maker

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

Alison Ascott is an artist living and working in St Albans, Hertfordshire and St Ives, Cornwall.  She produces a diverse variety of work in a wide range of media including textiles, various paint mediums, inks, collage and printmaking.

Alison has been strongly influenced by the sea and her artistic practice reflects this emotional connection through her use of colour, form and texture. She is particularly moved by the beauty of Cornwall, with its rugged coastline and magical quality of light. On coastal walks she is constantly examining the minutiae within her surroundings and thoughtfully exploring ways to interpret this beauty around her.

Alison's wall hung pieces and sculptural forms convey a sense of place. Within her textile art practice she also likes to create conseptual works that comment on current social, political and environmental themes.

EDUCATION

 

Alison studied Contemporary Design Craft specialising in textiles at the University of Hertfordshire and recieved a BA (Hons) first class degree in 2018.

 

She studied for her Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Oaklands College, St Albans where she specialised in textiles, painting and drawing and passed with destinction.

 

She also achieved a distinction grade in her City and Guilds qualification in life drawing.

 

Prior to this she has attended the following part time courses;

 

Painting and Drawing - University of Hertfordshire

                                               - St Ives School of Painting

Kiln Formed Glass - University of Hertfordshire

Ceramics - Oaklands College

Jewellery Techniques & Silversmithing - Oaklands College

Printmaking - Oaklands College

Life Drawing - Oaklands College

                            - St Ives School of Art

                         

EXHIBITIONS

 

Blue Dot Generation - House of Vans - London _2018

University of Hertdfordshire - Degree Show - 2018

University of Hertfordshire - Public Galleries - 2016/17/18

Oaklands College - Town Hall - 2014

Oaklands College - Sponsored by Affinity Water - 2013

St Albans Art Society - 2012

Kimpton Art Show - 2010

Artistic Mix - A Quartet of Woman Artists - 2009

 

 

 

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