Alison is a self taught amateur artist. She particularly enjoys urban sketching in central London and the local area. Her particular interest is in depicting the beauty of often overlooked locations from her local walks and cycle trips, urban nature and how people interact with their environment. Although it is closed currently due to Covid, she has an exhibition on at The Arthouse Cinema in Crouch End. This features drawings of local musicians mainly playing for free in local outdoor locations including driveways, parks and square during lockdown. Originally from Hertfordshire, Alison has lived in the local North London area (mainly Crouch End and Stroud Green for over 20 years.
Alison says: I knew Lauderdale House well, having attended many musical events there over the years, used the cafe and walked in Waterlow Park and surrounding areas. A few years ago I took part in a group exhibition at Lauderdale House with a local amateur art group. The three pictures I am submitting were all drawn on location during lockdown.
Follow her on Instagram at @alison.gardiner.art / view her work here