Painting is an extension of Alison's imagination, a way of expressing how she feels about colour, pattern and texture. Alison may start out with specific subject matter, but likes to let the paint speak for itself, which is why she loves watercolour. It also lends itself to experimentation, and combined with other media is diverse and interesting. Much of Alison's work is now on canvas.
Alison's paintings usually start with a structural base, layered up with a mix of collage, sometimes relating to the subject. Although she likes atmosphere and space, she also gets excited about structures and architecture, which she builds up with pattern, collage and paint. Alison also like to think that there are stories in her paintings that invite speculation - a throwback perhaps to the days when she was a magazine editor.
Alison is a member of various artists' groups, including the Sussex Watercolour Society and the Association of Sussex Artists, and exhibits regularly each year wherever she can, including in London and abroad. Many of her paintings are available as prints.