Christine Allison

At work in her UK studio Christine constantly explores new ways of bringing together her passion for drawing and exuberant use of paint.

‘As an artist I don’t want to be pigeonholed as this or that - I want to be free to explore whatever calls me. For the last six years it has been the birds that have demanded my attention, I love them, they make me cry. They still want to be in my paintings but other things are calling me too. Non-figurative abstracts and now semi-abstract figures are appearing. It is very exciting. I trained at St. Martin’s School of Art in London and The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture - both wonderful, creative places where I learned to draw and paint from the figure. That experience has never left me but now I also want to paint the metaphysical not just the physical; the energy of the bird or figure or colour even. I want my viewers to react emotionally to my work, as I do.’

Christine-Allison in studio

Christine Allison at studio door