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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 was such a feature in our household growing up, 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 day job, I acknowledge I have a serious art habit on the side. I spent years not having enough 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 when I’m out and about and 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’m exhibiting again for one afternoon only, with the Southfields Artists Group, on Sunday 31st March at the Gardens Tennis Club in Southfields.

If you’re interested in anything you see here, please do get in touch with me. I have lots of postcards of my etchings and some of my paintings too.