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Alison Gilbert

Visual artist
I am a British contemporary abstract artist and painter, based in Somerset, England. With six years of art college, a degree in textile design, and many years of art making behind me, my work has evolved with a primary focus on colour, pattern and texture. I create intuitively. Inspiration can be a mood or feeling, a memory, a place, a colour palette and/or even a symbol or motif. I am also often inspired by the power of a word or a phrase. This may sometimes be incorporated in the finished piece in the form of visible or abstracted text.
Over time my unique, personal style has developed, incorporating a selective use of mixed media techniques, along with the more traditional paints and glazes. I love to create work that makes a bold visual statement as a whole, but also has richly layered surfaces full of depth and visual interest close up.