Artwork for Allison Dumbrell
Ponderosa, Allison Dumbrell
Grey Bark, Allison Dumbrell
Style Mash, Allison Dumbrell
Fire Cracker, Allison Dumbrell
Naples Colours, Allison Dumbrell
Colour Heights, Allison Dumbrell
Whoosh, Allison Dumbrell
Colour Fusion, Allison Dumbrell
I produce mostly abstract fluid art using acrylic paint and various tools and techniques. I find abstract art complex but interesting. It allows you to feel movement in the painting and use your imagination. It also teaches you about colour, the use of silicone and other enhancers to create different visusl effects and how paints and mediums interact.
Being an abstract artist allows you to truly explore your imagination and reflect your emotions on paper, wood or canvas.
Abstract Fluid Artist primarily though I also have an interest in drawing, printmaking and photography,.
My practice and activities allow me to expand my personal knowledge and techniques in relation to abstract art, and art in general.
Having always had an interest in art I undertook several tutorial courses online as well as embarking on a 14-week art course with Seasons Art in 2021. The course covered: An introduction to drawing, drawing perspection and enlarging, pastels – still life and pet/favourite animal portrait, watercolours – misty mountains, colourful flowers, feathered friends, acrylics – seaside vistas, impressionistic impasto, country landscapes, followed by mounting your work: enhancing your masterpieces and finally an exhibition of your work.
I realised I had an ability and talent that has unleashed a passion that has consumed me ever since! I have become totally absorbed in art – I have attended workshops on glass fusion, printmaking (with a local artist, Helen Arthur) and life drawing workshops to expand my knowledge and learn new skills and techniques. Something I intend to continue as there is so much more to explore. My journey has only just begun.
My main interest is in abstract art, including Dutch pouring techniques and I find inspiration from my love of nature and the great outdoors being an avid gardener, nordic walker and lover of animals and birds. I love the use of bright colours (which I find particularly vibrant in acrylic paints) and allowing my imagination to take control. I use any manner of tools and implements to create my paintings - ranging from brushes, and palette knifes to a squeegee, hairdryer, defuser, marbles, balloons, candlesticks, straws, blow torch, etc to create movement. I paint on canvas and paper but intend to explore other materials too.
I have had my paintings on show at two showhomes at Holmer House Farm, Hereford and have also been selling cards, tags and bookmarks of my art at St Peters Church, Withington to support the church and the community and have recently had stalls (along with my craft group) at local Christmas fairs and local community hubs in aid of charity and to give something to the community.
Trumpet Tearooms, Art Gallery and Gardens. Ledbury, Herefordshire