Alison Percy is a visual artist and designer living near the Murray River in Albury. Working in the creative industries has been Percys life. She completed an Associate Diploma in Visual Arts at Charles Sturt University while training as a graphic designer.
Percy has developed a diverse range of skills over her career and has training and assessment qualifications – leading to tutoring of illustration and design and most recently, tutoring life drawing and acrylic painting at MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury).
Percys energetic and passionate nature reflects across landscape, floral and figurative works which varies from a loose and instinctive mark to one that is highly considered. Intuitive use of fluid line initiates an honest connection through the artist and onto the surface using ink, charcoal, acrylic, soft pastel, watercolour, oil pastel and gouache onto canvas and paper.
A passion for life drawing inspires endless exploration into the nuances of the human figure and the development of techniques and use of media.
Artwork is produced regularly for exhibition, sale and by commission www.alisonpercycreative.com.au
Percys recent landscape painting Changing Season, Mount Beauty reflects this passion and was the catalyst for her latest body of work focusing on Captured Landscapes from Alpine areas and across North East Victoria. The layering of calligraphic line into an explosion of colour expresses my felt response to the evident change in season as we came down from the Bogong High Plains into the Kiewa Valley!
This body of work is a series of gouache paintings produced en plein air and acrylic paintings produced on canvas back in the artists studio.
Capturing the Australian landscape while exposed to the elements as it rapidly changes is truly a wondrous experience it brings such immediacy to the work. The use of intuitive fluid line in my work reflects an honest connection through me as an artist and onto the substrate. My fascination with Japanese calligraphy art is becoming more evident in my work with an evolving use of calligraphic line – Im not actually looking for that line, its found its way to me!
Inspired by natural forms, Percys first Melbourne solo exhibition Captured Landscapes reflects a continued fascination in the balance and sensitivity of fluid line painting in the studio and most recently out in the landscape en plein air.
Exhibition runs from Tue 22 May Sun 2 June at fortyfivedownstairs gallery, Flinders Lane, Melbourne OPENING NIGHT TUE 22 MAY at 5.30pm.