About Alison

My working background has been in archaeology and history. I have been involved in archaeological excavation and draughtsmanship, research, museum curatorship and local history writing.

Inspired originally and specifically by the richness and vibrancy of Medieval art, I have developed a painting style of my own that puts a medieval ‘spin’ on to my subjects for the purpose of storytelling and illustration. My paintings are unashamedly pastiches that draw on historic styles but with the added ‘twist’ of my own invention that makes the images original and contemporary.

I live and work in Bisley, Gloucestershire. It is a great community, surrounded by glorious countryside and scenery, with beautiful stone buildings, a rich and diverse history and a wealth of unique local custom and folklore from which to draw inspiration.

These are the BISLEY WELLS. Restored by the Rev Thomas Keble in 1863, they form the centrepiece of the well dressing ceremony that takes place in Bisley on Ascension Day every year.

A Bisley Christmas. The Shepherds at The Wells (detail)
The Bear Inn, Bisley (with cat)