Alison is an International Wildlife Artist, she was recently invited to take part in a winter exhibition in The Netherlands at Kunstgalerie Oog voor Natuur, the only wildlife gallery in The Netherlands. They will keep a collection of Alison’s paintings in the gallery.
Also in August 2014 Alison was unanimously voted in as a signature member of The Society of Animal Artists in America.
Signature members are considered full members of the Society and are granted all privileges of Society membership. They are recognized as having attained the highest level of ability in the field of animal art and consistently uphold the Society’s standards of excellence. They are entitled to vote in Society matters and use the initials “S.A.A.” when signing artwork.
The jurors reviewed 49 artists who submitted applications for Membership. Alison was one of only 3 applicants accepted as new signature members. She regularly exhibits with the SAA, all work is juried into the exhibitions.
Alison Ingram BA (Hons) S.A.A. is renowned for producing colourful interpretations of the wildlife she observes. Her work is unique, highly distinctive and widely sought after.Her passion for wildlife is reflected in her work and shows her deep understanding of animal behaviour and their interaction with the environment. Her paintings are vibrant and lively making full use of both the positive and negative space and colour harmonies unify the painting.
Alison was born in 1968 in Horsham West Sussex and at an early age developed a keen interest in the wildlife she encountered and the countryside in which she lived. She has had a life long passion for painting red deer and lives by Warnham Deer Park, which provides plenty of inspiration and unique encounters.
Originally a traditional wildlife artist, Alison had a change of style in 1999 moving to a more experimental abstract style of working. Alison won First Prize in the Experimental/Abstract category of The Artist 2000 celebration competition, with her first abstract painting Puffin Paradise. She has since sold out of the limited edition lithographic print of this painting.
Alison is regular exhibitor with the Society of Wildlife Artists, The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge and a regular and very popular artist in residence at Nature in Art, Gloucester. Alison also takes part in Horsham Open Studios, The Association of Sussex Artists exhibitions and now exhibits regularly at the Birdfair at Rutland Water.
Alison has also started showing her work at Windsor Contemporary Art Fair which will hopefully become an annual event.
Many thanks to Toby Phillips for the profile photographs above.