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Ali graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art from Bristol, where she studied under the guidance and mentorship of the highly acclaimed artist Paul Feiler, who subsequently welcomed her to work within his Kerris studio in Cornwall. This experience fuelled Ali’s desire to continue to follow a creative path, and gave her the incentive to test her own potential as an artist and educator.
Ali then spent thirty years in secondary education where she committed to encouraging and guiding younger artistic talents, before devoting herself to her own creative exploration. During this time Ali sold to private collectors in Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, as well as fulfilling commissioned pieces more locally.
The solitary occupation of an artist has encouraged Ali to continue to deliver occasional workshops where she enjoys the company and exchange of ideas and processes of other creatives.
I have been driven to create art throughout my life.
Having grown up on the Wirral I was surrounded by coastal references from the Dee and Mersey rivers, at the same time enjoying easy access to the mountainous areas of North Wales, and later the north Cornwall coast both as a student and art professional.
The inspiration for my paintings is deeply entrenched in these visual experiences.
My work is concerned with the elemental forces of nature, primarily the everchanging light and weather conditions on land, sky and sea. I am interested in my own emotional and intuitive response to such environments, and how I am able to communicate these visually. Painting directly onto canvas or paper within these locations is an important part of my working practice, as it encourages instantly spontaneous, energetic and gestural paint application that is often difficult to replicate back in the studio.
2019 Castle Park Arts Open
2021 Castle Park Arts Open
2021 Art Fair, Queens Club Halifax
2022 Fronteer Art Exhibition, Chester
2022 Open Gallery, Halifax – ‘Autumn Beauty’. The People’s Choice