My work is inspired and influenced by the rural surroundings on my doorstep, together with close up details of Plants and flowers. Most recently I have been spending time looking really closely at the form, colour and patterns found in the easily overlooked tiny wild pollinating flowers and plants at the side of the roads and at the edges of fields. Click here to see these works.
My work reacts to my surroundings so travel always inspires new research and a fresh palette.
I studied Textile Design at Chelsea School of Art and my drawings and paintings have a strong textile feel.
Using mixed media, my observations of the landscape become woven knits of pattern, colour and line. I frequently sketch ‘en plein air’ on small postcards creating a visual diary. These then evolve into highly coloured paintings or monochrome patterns.
My earlier career in Creative Services and store environments for Premium Fashion Retail Brands enabled me to develop a strong commercial eye. Working collaboratively with Artists and Makers from many disciplines my work included window concepts, visual merchandising and interior styling.
I was very fortunate to spend time living in New York where I was Head of Creative Services for DKNY.
Back in London I have produced and Art directed commissions for many Premium Fashion Brands including Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and high Street brands Karen Millen, Gap and Matalan.
Adapting proportion and scale, I can produce works for bespoke projects, commissions and site specific artworks for commercial or residential clients.
A selection of my work can also be purchased at www.galleryno3.co.uk
© 2020 by Alison Cook.