"Cut from Above"

An Exhibition of Still Life Paintings 2005

Alison's recent works are still life arrangements viewed from above, giving an emphasis to the elements of design and geometry.

The organic objects - vegetables and fruit - with their intense colouring are juxtaposed against the steely blades of knives.

Coupled with strong light and deep shadow, the result is an uneasy balance of simplicity, with a subtext of vulnerability and threat.

Alison's paintings focus on the beauty of everyday objects, their colour, texture and form.