Alison C Board – Artist
November 1, 2017 by Diane Marcotte
I first came across artist Alison C Board while searching for information on the medium Brusho – amazingly versatile watercolor ink crystals that can be used in a myriad of different ways. They can be used on paper, canvas or even wood. Sprinkle them directly on a wet substrate and watch intriguing organic patterns appear almost like magic. Or sprinkle on a wet brush, painting knife, or texture tool to create a variety of effects. You can dissolve them in water and apply them in a spray bottle, or add them to wax paste or gel mediums for body. The solid colour crystals split into a burst of different colours… how exciting! Stay tuned for a future blog on this amazing medium.
Watching Alison paint is a joy to behold. She has a quirky sense of humour and makes painting seem like such fun. She loves to combine media, collage pieces, found objects and whatnot into a painting. Here are some photos of her artwork:
As her website states – “Alison’s ever-growing portfolio includes regular demonstrations and workshops for the Society for All Artists, a company who have produced a number of DVD and television tutorials with her. Alongside her digital tuition, Alison runs a comprehensive range of workshops, courses and painting weekends from her studio at Downend Farm, and can be booked to demonstrate for Art Societies or for private tuition. She has recently expanded internationally to include painting holidays.”
The following are three parts of a video of a Poppy Seed Head in Mixed Media:
Alison does live workshops at The Society for All Artists (SAA). Check out their listing here and find some of her previous workshops that can be watched online. Also sign up for their newsletters at https://www.saa.co.uk/ so you will be kept informed of new workshops that you can watch in real time for FREE!
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