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Alison Stump

Alison originally studied sculpture at The Brera Academy in Milan. She returned to London and continued painting and life drawing whilst pursuing a career in interior design. Ali discovered printmaking soon after moving to Cranbrook and enjoys working with an established and eclectic group of printmakers. Her work is inspired by her family and the everyday object.

Her latest work is based on a series of tables. The images are minimal, stripped of their true perspective and printed largely in black and white. Collagraph is her preferred medium as it allows her to produce a rich textured finish. The lines are uneven and naive in style, her focus being on the creation of a suggestion of form and a simple boldness that holds the eye. "My aim is to evoke a sense of stillness within the viewer and a quietness of mind."