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Alice Draws the Line

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Artwork for Alice Savery

August cut flower bouquet

Autumn Enamel Mug Design

October cut flower bouquet

Studio shot of the Sycamore series in progress

Details

Telephone: 
07816 437179
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My practice has evolved out of a sketchbook habit of doing an observational drawing a day. I am now a full time artist with a studio / shop space in picturesque Brampton Bryan on the border of Hereforshire and Shropshire. Inspired by nature and my surroundings, I'm a creator of original artworks based on seasonal studies with hand lettering often not far away. I also have a range of greeting cards and products with the same theme.Taking time to be outside and really notice the flora around me, and the seasons as they slowly change is where I find my inspiration. I love to document this through drawing. 

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

To me, being an artist means that I am able to share my observations and interpretations of the world around me through work that I produce. It means enjoying spending time recording, experimenting and sharing with others.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

My art and practice has evolved from a sketchbook hobby that got out of control! I do daily observational drawings, many of which are botanical. Some of these become original artworks for sale and others are scanned and become part of a greeting card design or appear on a range of products that I sell in my studio and online.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Although my work began in a very quiet and solitary manner, of me just keeping daily observational drawings in a small sketchbook, this then evolved into a greeting card and product range alongside my then full time job as a Forest School leader and trainer. Alice Draws the Line developed, mainly producing work that would become designs for the cards, and then also the growing range - enamel and china mugs, tea towels, notebooks, bags, stickers etc, and original pieces alongside. When I was made redundant in 2018 I decided to challenge myself to take this full time and I started to also deliver workshops - drawing for absolute beginers and the same with watercolour, and a couple of different hand lettering workshops. These are all currently on hold. In February 2020 I began renting the old forge in Brampton Bryan as a studio and shop space which is where you'll usually find me.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Having done Art at GCSE and A'Level, I then did the Foundation Diploma at Herefordshire College of Art and Design. Although at that point my tutor hoped I'd go and do a degree in mixed media illustration, I decided to follow my other interest and did a degree in Child Development and later an Masters in Education. A twelve year career as a Forest School Leader kept me busy but I kept a sketchbook during that time. In 2013 I began doing a drawing every single day and haven't stopped since.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Ludlow Food Centre (2016)

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (2020)

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I am based in the Old Forge in Brampton Bryan, next to the hairdressers on the crossroads, opposite the yew hedge. I have a shop section as part of the studio space.

My cards and products can also be found in -

Queenswood Country Park Visitor's Centre

Bartrums, Hay-on-Wye

Ludlow Farm Shop, Bromfield 

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