Alison Hayes

Recording vistas through photography, my works begin life as personal documentaries.

The images I collect form a framework within which I am able to weave my impression of a scene. I achieve this interlacing of image and memory through explorations into the physical qualities of paint. I am specifically interested in the harmony that is created by the combination of dark and light spaces, as well as the manipulation of perspective. The large canvases investigate how the use of minimal paint, as with watercolor, can still create undulating form and structure.

The works you view aren't intended to depict any recognisable location; they are to be enjoyed as delicate observations, moments captured, quiet and ephemeral.


'And When I Crossed The Wild', Kings Manor, University of York, York, UK (Solo Exhibition).
'Free Range' Graduate Art and Design Summer Show, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK.
Visual Arts Degree Show 2009, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Sakaide Art Grand Prix 2009, Sakaide Civic Art Gallery, Kagawa, JAPAN.
The Big Boo Hoo, 'Retreat' @ St Dominics, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

The Northumbria Portfolio, Kobe - Sanbo Hall, Kobe + Kagawa College, Kagawa, JAPAN.
One Flew East, One Flew West, One Flew Over The Cuckoo?s Nest, Foyer Gallery, Squires Building, Northumbria University, UK.
Collaborative Exhibition, Foyer Gallery Squires Building, Northumbria University, UK.

A Place To Think, Gallery North Project Space, Northumbria University.


British Airways Travel Award Winner, 'ARTWISE'.
Work selected for the Sakaide Art Grand Prix, Japan.

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