Alison Thomas is an artist living and working in Irvine, South-West Scotland. She studied constructed textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee from 1992-1996.

Although her specialist training was in tapestry weaving, she has developed a love of painting in which you can see her textile influences. Her latest work is inspired by the colours, patterns and performers of the circus which take her back to magical childhood memories. Alison uses many symbols from nature such as birds and plants to tell more of the story around the painting. She frequently uses a harlequin couple who represent lovers and the various issues surrounding affairs of the heart.

Alison works mainly in oil. She is inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt, Modigliani and Paul Klee. She is also influenced by a fascination for fairy tales and medieval tapestries.

Alison’s artwork can be purchased online from www.scotlandart.com and she also exhibits with various galleries around the UK.  She has shown regularly at the RGI annual exhibition in Glasgow.

In addition to her artwork, Alison runs art classes for children and adults from her studio in Irvine – click on the links page to find out more about Ayrshire Art Classes and also what exhibitions she is currently involved in.