JONES, Alison M

1962 - ?

A festival of fuchsias held in the village church in 1984 provided Alison with the incentive to pick up a paintbrush. To begin with she worked in acrylic and gouache on a variety of different coloured backgrounds, which portrayed the vibrancy found in fuchsias and later the technique of using watercolours with a ‘dry’ brush was integrated with the other media to produce the full range of botanical subjects. Alison is basically self-taught artist being introduced to watercolour but receiving tuition by Jenny Jowett and Clare Dalby, both leading botanical artists. Painter in watercolour, pastel and mixed media who was awarded the Grenfell Silver medals from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1990, 1993, 2000, 2008 and 2013 for exhibitions of fuchsias, cyclamen, alstroemerias and others, and in 1995 illustrated with 40 line drawings and 12 colour plates Edwin J. Goulding's book ‘Fuchsias: The Complete Guide’ and in October 2000 became a full member of the Society of Floral Painters. She has exhibited at the R.H.S. also at The Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds; Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire; Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Suffolk; The Oxmarket in Chichester; Wymondham Art Gallery, Norfolk; The Vine, Basingstoke and the Spring Show, Malvern, Worcestershire and has an annual exhibition at Artworks and since 2000 at the annual exhibitions for the Society Floral Painters at Mottisfont Abbey. A founder member of the Iceni Botanical Artists with her studio at Church Cottage, Hessett, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk








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