Artwork for Alice Savery
August cut flower bouquet
Autumn Enamel Mug Design
October cut flower bouquet
Studio shot of the Sycamore series in progress
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ludlow Food Centre (2016)
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (2020)
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
Ludlow Farm Shop, Bromfield