Alison Orchard British, b. 1971

1971                     Born London

1989-1990      Epsom College of Art and Design

1990-1993      Harrow College of Art, University of Westminster

                             BA Hons

2016                 James Hockey Award for Painting


Regularly studies at the St Ives School of Art, Cornwall

Alison enjoyed a successful career as a commercial illustrator and designer and setting up her own business, prior to her first solo exhibition in 2009. 

Alison paints direct from the landscape, both in Hampshire and on the Cornish Coast and develops her ideas and paintings back in her studio. She works in oil, acrylic and mixed media, enjoying pushing the limits of the painting. There is often a teasing interplay between sky and land, exploring ideas of nature, humility and overwhelming vastness.

Alison has recently been working with encaustic on canvas board and wood panel.

Alison  had had exhibitions in London, Guernsey and Portugal and shown at many international Art Fairs.  She has exhibited with Jill George Gallery in numerous group  exhibitions including 'Land Sea and Sky' and Art Fairs in London and Toronto.