Alison went to Exeter College of Art and Design and studied Fine Art to degree level and then qualified as an Art Teacher at Exeter University in the 1990s. She is now an experienced Teacher, Mother to two sons, Freelance Artist, Artist-in-Residence, Workshop Leader and for 5 years the Manager of The Art Room using art in a therapeutic setting with children and young people. She is now able to commit herself fully to her Art Practice and she continues to work freelance using art to facilitate joy and confidence. She works as a mentor to adults who are keen to develop their creative practice. She has exhibited her work in Oxfordshire and London. At The Mall Galleries in London in the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2020 she won the Unison Pastels non member prize and is now an associate artist with Unison Pastels. She was also recently selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition at The Mall Galleries. She takes part in Oxfordshire Artweeks and is an active contributor to local and online creative communities.

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