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Artist's I Love

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

It is lovely to be able to come into work (in our home office) and actually find a little time to browse online at other new artist's and see what they are exhibiting currently. Nothing brings us more pleasure than to see other artist's paintings and being able to share with other artist's. It is great that we can find inspiration from others and to be able to get out and visit their exhibitions if we can.

As I enjoy my mug of hot coffee I have found this website with a variety of artist's where you can read a bit about what they do and where they grew up, along with examples of their work.

Modern British Art

www.hatchgallery.co.uk is a gallery based in Bournemouth, Dorset, where they specialise in contemporary British Art. One of the talented artists' I stumbled upon is Alison Dickson. Alison grew up in Enniskillen, Nothern Ireland, and lives in Edinburgh with her husband and daughter. She paints beautiful textured paintings using layers of paint and then scratches into them using skewers, knives and anything to hand to create her textured dynamic paintings of harbours, boats and her stuill life paintings also. You can visit her website on the link  http://www.alisondickson.com/abouttheartist.html to read more about her and see her work.

One of her paintings which I have just completely "fallen in love with" is below. This painting is called "Seabreeze" which is an acrylic on canvas painting. I really LOVE her good use of colour, lovely and fresh and breezy and, has a lovely calming feel to it. I feel almost inclined to walk down onto the beach as I look at this and, feel rather compelled to sit and read a good Rosamunde Pilcher book on this scene - I think The Shell Seekers would be a good choice as fits the bill with this tranquil painting. I would be very happy reading a Rosamunde Pilcher novel on this beach. Haha....x There is something very therapeutic in this painting and I think it is the freshness of the hues of colours used.

Alison Dickson

Seaside Paintings

Alison also paints really unusual and delightful boats and harbours which I also adore. The one shown below is called "harbour by Moonlight" acrylics on canvas. I like the quirkiness of this and the beautiful; blues and greens she has used in the painting. The use of white and cream lighten the whole painting up and adds that beautiful freshness to the painting like all her other paintings.

Alison Dickson-2

Alison Dickson is currently exhibiting her paintings at Culross Pottery & Gallery, Culross, Fife and also at Porto & Fi on the Mound,
Edinburgh. Why not take a drive out and visit and look at Alisons' beautiful therapeutic talented paintings amongst many other artist's work. You can enjoy their delicious  locally roasted coffee, home made cakes and snacks in the Biscuit Cafe on your visit there. Everyone enjoys being able to enjoy a nice mug of something with a slice of cake after a nosey about of the current art world.

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