Hi! I'm Alice - an artist, Londoner and international ski racer.
My husband and I have skied for Great Britain at the World Para Alpine Ski races. James is a visually impaired ski racer, and I ski in front of him as his ski guide. I'm obsessed about spending time in the mountains - whether for ski racing, for artistic inspiration or for improving my (sometimes wobbly) mental health.
I take numerous photographs while skiing which I use for reference when I return to our South London flat. I might sketch or paint in watercolour or acrylics when in the mountains themselves, but if I’m using oil paints then I prefer to paint once I’ve come home (oil paint stays wet for weeks which is a nightmare when living live in our van with our two cats while skiing!) I love using oil paints: both how I can blend the colours I want and the feel of them.
I have been painting and creating all my life, probably because I've always been surrounded by art. My great-grandmother and grandmother were both professional portrait painters and art has been the single activity I've turned to when times have been tough. I have literally painted myself better during major depressive episodes and when struggling with anxiety. Painting is the closest I can get to meditation.
DMC HEALTHCARE: 2020 (London)
NEW FACES AT SPROUT ARTS: 2019 (London)
DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2019 (London)
PARALLAX ART FAIR: 2016 (London)
WELL HUNG GALLERY: 2014 & 2015 (London)
TEACH FIRST EXHIBITION: 2014 (London)
PECKHAM OPEN: 2014 (London)
Longlisted for the National Portrait Gallery's Portrait Award in 2016 for their Portrait Award exhibition.
Appeared in Vogue in 2013.