Lot - 11 - Alison Friend - Two Scoops
Lot - 11 - Alison Friend - Two Scoops

Lot - 11 - Alison Friend - Two Scoops

Oil on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art City Works

ARTIST INFO

About 

British-born Alison Friend (b. 1973) was also the first female stonemason for the City of Nottingham. An accomplished children’s illustrator of over 20 published books to date — with notable publishers such as Harper Collins, Nosy Crow, Hodder Children’s, Templar, Usbourne, Little Tiger Press and most recently Alfred Knopf. A British realist with a modernist vision, her paintings are inspired by nature and her cheeky sense of humor. Dreamy delicate brush strokes abound every canvas where she captures the secret lives of animals. Every character comes to life on canvas whether having a lolly or a gin. She wants the viewer to participate in the creative process as she says: “I start off with an idea for a character. I have lots in my head. It’s like a waiting room until it’s their time to come out! As strong as an idea for a character is, they do take on a life of their own. That’s what I love. I get to know them as the painting progresses.” 

 

Education 

BA Fine Art and Printmaking, Nottingham Trent University 

 

Solo Shows  

2024 

While You Were Out, Harman Projects, Los Angeles, California 

Guilty Pleasures, The Gallery Holt, Holt, UK 

Royal Watercolour Society, Adrian Hill Fine Art, London, UK 

 

Group Shows 

2024 

London Art Fair, Adrian Hill Fine Art, London, UK 

Brancacci Art Gallery, Florence, Italy 

You’re Just My Type, Outre Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

British Art Fair, Adrian Hill Fine Art, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 

Context Art Fair, Harman Projects, Miami, Florida  

 

Gallery Representation 

The Gallery Holt 

Harman Projects 

Outré Gallery 

White Space Art Asia

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