Since graduating from the University of Brighton in 2007 with a BA Degree in Fashion Textiles, Alice is predominantly a printed textile designer, making digital pattern for the fashion and homeware markets.
For the last 11 years she has been a freelance designer working remotely, building a reputation based on her expertise in hands-on techniques such as drawing, painting and collage. Designing unique work for global high-street to high-end brands such as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, DKNY, BIBA, John Lewis, Monsoon, Boden, Gap, Reiss and Marks & Spencer.
After returning to her hometown of Faversham, Kent in 2019, Alice started exploring different artistic disciplines and began painting on canvas.
She found that her textiles and painting related and compliment each other.
Alice’s first exhibition was in 2020, held in Oyster Bay House, Faversham.
At this time her paintings often depicted lush, tropical scenes brimming with saturated colour and movement, an expression of escapism during a time of restricted freedom within the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Alice now lives in Margate where she feels inspired by her surroundings.
Her newest paintings often referencing local nature in abstract form, seas, skies, sunsets, gardens and land.
- Multi disciplines
First Ave, , Margate, Kent, United Kingdom, CT9 2LF
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Freelance, self-employed - work all hours
By day I am a digital print designer, making pattern to go on clothing and homeware.
I draw and paint motifs by hand before digitalising them and manipulating them using the Adobe Photoshop application, working on each design to produce repeat patterns ready for sale.
On the side I make Lino prints and pottery.
My big passion is for painting and am currently working toward my third exhibition.
Originally I am from Faversham, Kent. My Father is a silver smith and my Mum is a creative and retired teacher.
I completed a BTEC Diploma in Art and Design at KIAD Canterbury, then moved to Brighton where I gained my BA Hons Degree in Textiles for Fashion with Business Studies, specialising in Knitwear. During this course I had internships in London and New York, which helped me to gain a full time position with the same company after graduating. After living in New York I moved back to London where I was a freelance designer for 9 years.
Before the pandemic I moved back to Faversham and started to paint alongside my print design work. Currently I am settled in Margate, where I still design and paint.
Something creative, possibly in the dramatic arts industry.
Winning a card making competition at age 6.
I have always been inspired and encouraged by creative parents. My mum studied and taught art and is always drawing, sewing, knitting and making. From a young age mum took me to life drawing classes, I would also spend time in my dad's workshop. At home I would always be making crafts in my spare time.
As I always wanted to be in the creative world, I pursued any chance to learn and make, this is something that I still do now.
It was a natural progression that I didn't ever question from as long as I can remember, I just knew that I enjoyed the arts. During my foundation course my textiles tutor encouraged my interest in textiles as a specialism which is why I applied to go to The University of Brighton. This opened up the opportunity to work and live abroad. Within that placement I began learning screen printing and embroidery and later on after graduating I developed skills in digital printing too. Living in London as a freelance designer was a step up from working in-house and now I am a painter too, I have a fully creative life.
Most recently it has been my local natural surroundings. The sea, sky, sunsets, gardens, land, the moon.
Margate is a very creative place so I am lucky enough to see many inspiring local exhibitions that always fire me up.
I love working with colour and movement. I feel that it is a form escapism.
I am grateful for getting to draw and paint every day for my work.
The fact that I am multi-disciplined, splitting my time mostly between digital print and painting, allows me to never get bored and keeps everything feeling fresh.
My first ever painting exhibition in 2020. I had built up a big body of work that I was proud of and had the opportunity to curate a big show which turned out to be very successful.
Reading through my comments book from the shows that I have had, helps me realise that my paintings can make people feel happy and joyous.
Getting ready for my third exhibition. Seeing everything coming together, when paintings arrive back from the framers and my flyers are advertising around the town.
One of my many dream projects is to combine my paintings and print work by making a homeware collection of printed fabrics that could be used for soft furnishings.
Tracey Emin does massive amounts for my local community here in Margate, most recently she has opened artists studios. Her own artworks are truly inspiring and evocative.
I really like how David Hockney has changed his artistic practice throughout the years, now using an iPad to create artworks and installations. His use of colour has always been something I love.
I always love to be contacted by people who want to discuss projects, commissions, print work and anything art or design related.