Alison graduated in Graphic Design in 1990 and now works full time as a professional illustrator and printmaker from her garden studio in Milton. She designs primarily for the stationery industry, and has had countless designs published by Flamingo Paperie (formerly Phoenix Trading) as well as Green Pebble and Artist’s Cards. Her printmaking work continues to be inspired by patterns in nature; from trees to close-up studies of seed heads and the birds she sees on her daily dog walks. Her largest print to date is a to scale version of pebbles found in Kettles Yard House.
She is often asked to run printmaking workshops and is registered with the ‘Artists in Schools’ scheme. Alison was a selected member of Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale in 2016 and has participated in Cambridge Open Studios every year since 1996. Her prints have been accepted into the Hahnemühle Mini Print Touring Exhibition for the last two years. Alison sells her prints and cards to many shops and galleries around the country, local ones include Cambridge Contemporary Crafts, Haddenham Galleries and Babylon Gallery, Ely.
Alison also has her own popular range of screen-printed tea towels, cards and coasters featuring her designs and is pleased to supply Anglesey Abbey, Houghton Mill and Wicken Fen National Trust Shops.