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Artist Statement

Predominantly working with oil paint on canvas, I see my paintings as illusory abstract landscapes where the landscape emerges as an imagined place, or the in-between space that connects memory and place, rather than representing somewhere specific. Through layers of various marks: squiggly lines, shapes, broad brush strokes, and veils of paint I hope to build an image that cannot be understood in a simple glance. The various paint marks aren’t representative of anything in particular. Instead, like points on a map they guide toward the memory of a place and will resonate differently for each person that engages with my paintings. 

 

I grew up in the county surrounded by a lot of open space. As an adult I have lived in Melbourne and whilst loving the urban environment I am always seeking to find that feeling of space I had around me in my childhood. Through my paintings I am trying to recreate that feeling of space for myself and hopefully for others too. I am also trying to create a feeling of calm when I look at my work.  I feel that life is chaos so I want my paintings be a counterpoint to that.  My hope is that others can find a moment of quiet and space to breathe when they are viewing my artwork. - Alizon Gray

Biography

Alizon has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, ANL Mission to Seafarers Prize, Musswellbrook Art Prize, and mCollection Award. Recent exhibitions include 'Balmy' with Gallery Raye, 'Golden Hour' at Fenton & Fenton Gallery, 'heart of snow' at Michael Reid Gallery. Alizon has paintings in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, England, USA, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland.

Alizon lives and works in Northcote, Melbourne Australia.  She lives with her husband, illustrator Simon O'Carrigan and Bill their very chilled, floufy grey rescue cat.

Purchasing a Painting

Available artwork may be viewed via the Available Works tab. Pick up from the studio is welcome, however a quote for shipping can be organised if you are not able to do so. International shipping can also be arranged.

 

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