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Wandsworth Artists Open House 2019

Wandsworth Artists Open House 2019

WAOH is happening again. Soon. What’s Wandsworth Artists Open House all about? To anyone unfamiliar with the format, over the course of two weekends in October, artists of all kinds – amateurs, professionals, fine artists, crafters, ceramicists, painters, print-makers, jewellery makers – open their houses or studios to anyone who wants to come in and ...

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Southfields Artists Pop-up Art Fair at the Gardens Tennis Club

Southfields Artists Pop-up Art Fair at the Gardens Tennis Club

I’m very pleased to have found a whole new set of arty, local friends in the group that’s informally known as the Southfields Artists. We’re getting together this time to exhibit at a pop-up art fair at the Gardens Tennis Club in Southfields on March 31st from 12-6pm. Following on from the success of the ...

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Wandsworth Artists Open House 2018

Wandsworth Artists Open House 2018

Wandsworth Artists Open House 2018 I’d love to be a full-time artist. But I’m not. I’m lucky, though, because what I do for a living is something I also love. I’m a digital marketing professional and – with my business partner, Tamara – we run a partnership called ALTA Digital. We specialise in things like ...

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What is gouache?

What is gouache?

The Italians called it mud! The word “gouache” derives from the Italian word for mud – guazzo. In the Sixteenth Century, this described a process of binding oil paint with a binding agent to create a matt finish. Today, gouache should be considered a part of the watercolour family. The pigments are the same, they’re ...

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What is etching?

What is etching?

A very old print-making technique Etching goes right back to the Middle Ages and is one of the first forms of sophisticated print-making. Similar to engraving, etching also started out as a way of decorating metal – weapons and shields mostly. It took a fellow called Daniel Hopfer, a craftsman based in the south German ...

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ArtifyAlice | Etchings, Lino prints and paintings

Welcome to my little website. It’s good to see you here.

Art dominated in our household growing up, so my interest probably began before I could talk. My father, mother, grandmother, older siblings and brother-in-law all painted, made prints and talked about art all the time. Now, I’m a digital marketing professional and – while I love my job – I acknowledge I have a serious art habit on the side. I spent years not having the time to devote to art, choosing instead to doodle in my work notebook. The turning point came about five years ago when I decided to enrol at Putney School of Art and Design. I initially wanted to do lino printing because that’s what I already knew. But they didn’t offer that at that time and so I decided to learn etching. I never looked back. The great thing is we now have a small lino press in the studio and I’m getting back into that too.

I love to make art from everyday things I see around me: onions or figs in the kitchen, flowers from the garden or things I see that I photograph on my iPhone. In October 2018 I had my first real exhibition as part of the Wandsworth Artists Open House initiative and it was a wonderful experience for me. A real and validation of my work – all the more so because it came as such a surprise. I loved it, so I did it again a year later and was delighted to see some of the same people coming back for more.

If you’re interested in anything you see here, please do get in touch with me. I have both framed and unframed prints, some paintings, lots of postcards and greetings cards. Please contact me for how to buy these (I have closed my Etsy shop). You can also buy objects with my artwork printed on them – espresso cups, mugs, mouse mats, phone covers, aprons, puzzles and more from Zazzle. Take a look at these here.