Alison Drake

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Exiting News for 2016

I will be running an extra watercolour painting class this year at Gargrave Village hall, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. Please Visit my website for more details and to book your place. Or you can email me for more details at

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I have been painting since I was a young girl and love to use various mediums including watercolour, inks and acrylics. I feel my approach is fresh and free flowing. Painting for me is about passion and the ability to express my feeling through colour and imagination. I love to paint to music and listen to various generes especially 60's and 70's soul and pop. I also draw inspiration from my surroundings, living in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park has given me a great love of the countrysside and the flora and fauna that surrounds me. I especially enjoy the abundance of wild flowers in the Spring and Summer. The ever changing scenery and colours even in Autumn and Winter influences my colour palette and ideas for my next project.

I believe in painting from deep within ones soul. It is a very powerful place to be. In doing so Im learning more about myself through openness which brings healing and freedom.

I love to teach and I host several watercolour classes and take genuine satisfaction from seeing my classes grow and improve their own skills through dedication and practice.

I enjoy working with different textures and methods and always embrace new ideas, working intuitively and naturally, splashing paint onto a canvas and losing myself in the moment to create unique pieces that I hope people enjoy and take as much pleasure from them as I have in producing them. I exhibit my paintings in several galleries and have had work travel as far as Canada and Australia.