‘The inspiration and incentive Alison needed to pick up a paint brush was the sight of fuchsia plants displayed in various festivals throughout Suffolk in 1980’s.
In 1995 Alison was commissioned to illustrate the book ‘Fuchsias: The Complete Guide’ by Edwin Goulding.
In the years 2000, 2008 & 2010 Alison exhibited at the RHS and was awarded the Grenfell Silver-gilt medals.
From 2000 Alison has been exhibiting annually (except Covid 2020) with Artworks. (www.artworkseast.com).
From 2000 - 2016 Alison exhibited annually with the Society of Floral Painters, winning awards for ‘Botanical Excellence’ and ‘Best miniature’ in 2016.
From 2010 Alison exhibited annually (except Covid 2020) with the Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA) with an award for ‘Botanical Excellence’ in 2010, 2011 and 2012.’