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A true country girl, I grew up in Edlesborough on the Buckinghamshire/Bedfordshire border. As my mother worked with horses and my father was a farm labourer, it was inevitable that I developed a life long passion for wildlife. Often inspired by the wild places on my doorstep, I began to paint at a young age. Though I excelled in Art at school, I have had no formal training and have honed my skills the hard way, with lots of practice! Though originally a watercolour artist, a switch to the mediums of graphite and coloured pencil has enabled me to develop my art further, allowing for more detail and poise to be expressed in my work. Some time ago, I completed a course in Pet Portraiture with the London College of Art. This has really broadened my horizons and enabled my career to move in an exciting new direction. So far I have produced portraits of horses, dogs, cats and an alpaca. I am a member of several art societies, including the Society For All Artists (SAA) and the UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS).
Artworks by Alison Perkins