Alison Walters - Disappearing Forests
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Alison Walters is inspired by landscape and the natural world. She does not aim to represent it realistically. She uses paint and colour to explore not only the visual and sensory experience of sky and trees, but also the changing seasons; a sense of time; and the changes that the earth goes through, seasonally and geologically.
Alison Walters suggests shapes through printing and masking layers of paint and different dilutions of water on her large canvases, creating a sense of movement and depth. She manipulates the colour and direction of the paint to hint at the change and transformation of the work, which reference her painterly process and interest in the natural world.
The artist is conscious of the pressures that have been put on our planet and environment by humans, affecting the survival of many species, as well as our own. Her thoughts about the issues surrounding climate change have percolated through into her paintings.