Alison tries to make work that touches the free spirit in us, most often through memories of childhood – she is drawn to the times when we lived and played in our own imagination, unobserved, scaling fortresses & standing on the ramparts as kings of the castle. Or sometimes just quietly inventing our own worlds.
Her work is essentially figurative and rooted in her early practice as a portrait sculptor but while the truth of the figure is important her aim is to evoke the moment.
She works freely & quickly in wax, observing & remembering, and then refines each piece before casting in bronze.
Alison spent a year at Glasgow School of Art and has a degree in Modern History and Politics from the University of Glasgow. Her training came from her time at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios in the 1990s, learning traditional skills alongside established artists. In 1997 she was elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors.