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Artist Spotlight: Alison Elliott

Artist Spotlight: Alison Elliott

Alison Elliott is a figurative artist who, working with oils, brings photo-realistic portraits of animals to life. Using traditional techniques, Alison creates portraits that range between several centimetres and several metres in length. Both her miniatures and life-size, large-scale works are exceptionally impressive with the amount of detail they convey. It is this level of detail that initially drew the attention of the judges: Sir Peter Blake, Anthony Green RA and Nicholas Usherwood, on her way to winning the Curwen Gallery Prize for Figurative Painting in October 2014. Winning this award included the prize of a solo exhibition with Curwen Gallery this July.

Alison studied at Winchester School of Art and Newcastle Polytechnic and with her highly detailed, ‘cutout’ style of work, is drawing comparisons to that of George Stubbs; one of her inspirations and idols. These comparisons are far from just flattery as Alison is fast becoming the animal portraiture artist of choice – especially among owners of dogs and race horses – as she fills her paintings not just with exquisite detail, but also with the varied personality of her subjects.