Hi there,

Welcome to my November newsletter! Okay, it’s my end of year newsletter, in which I have the chance to reflect on this year and let you know my plans for 2023. I love to look back at where I was and where I am now, artistically speaking. My work has grown into an exciting and dynamic new way of seeing for me. I have followed on from the ocean paintings of 2020, through the reflection of landscapes in 2021 and this year I have explored depth, colour, texture and working in a way that feels instinctive, more intuitive. I still see crashing waves and landscapes in them, but they are abstracted.  

I just had a wonderful trip to Devon and Cornwall, and felt so inspired by my time in the landscape and the seascape. It’s a place that fills me up and overflows me with ideas and wonder. I think I will be making some more trips to the coast in 2023 – cold water swimming is another thing that I find sharpens the mind, but is not for the faint hearted!

Open Studio is happening next week here in Wimbledon, I’d love to show you what I’ve been doing, and to hear how you are getting on with the painting you purchased – thank you, you have helped me to carry on this dream. Plans for 2023? More of the same, surviving the chilly studio months, where despite the cold, my productivity usually soars, and I’m planning on doing some larger pieces, starting with big drawing!

I will put updated images onto my social media and website in the coming weeks and months, so let me know what you think, feedback is always appreciated. In the meantime, stay well, stay warm, and hope to see you in Studio 208, Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, on 17-20 November for the Wimbledon Art Fair.

Many thanks,
Alison Clarke