Alison Rowe

Having completed a BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design at Camberwell School of Art in London, Alison embarked on a career in the fashion textile industry as a design/colourist.  Many years later in 2016 she moved to Ilfracombe and was so taken by her new surroundings it inspired her to produce this artwork.

She creates marks and textures with a brush and pen or anything to make marks, always experimenting to see what she can achieve using resists, bleeds, splashes and scratches,  Both the monotone textures and the coloured ink paintings together with the initial pencil drawing are then scanned or photographed using an Ipad pro.   Alison then uses an Apple pencil and an app called ProCreate to ‘cut out’ and fuse all the desired elements of the painting and textures that have been made, in multiple layers on top of the original drawing and sometimes use the drawing and painting capabilities of the apple pencil and app as well, to create the desired effect.

Alison would describe the whole process as ‘digital print making’.  The end result is always a digital file which is ten sent to the printers.  They make a fine art pigment (giclee) print on Hahnemuhle German etching paper from that.