Alison Finch trained as a fashion designer at Harrow School of Art, Westminster University, and has worked in the garment industry for many years in fashion and textiles.
Her love of print and pattern is reflected in her photography and painting. In recent years Alison was based in Shanghai, China which was a rich source of material. The old town in Shanghai, contrasting against the new modern high rises, the fast pace of change in China
Since 2013 Alison has spent time painting in watercolour and 'relearning' digital textile design and photoshop, as time has moved on since the 70s!
A range of cards was launched at Top Drawer in September 2015 This range has grown to over a hundred designs and is shown at Top Drawer and PG LIve
A collection of voile printed scarves of original prints under the brand name Oakley Finch, can be found on the OakleyFinch website , Not on the High Street and Etsy.
Alongside the cards and textile design Alison carries on painting botanical art and is a fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists and the regional South West Society, SWSBA
Paintings have been exhibited at the Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibitions in Westminster and the Mall galleries, and at the annual SWSBA exhibition at Stourhead NT.
A current range of available artworks and prints can be seen on the Artist and Illustrators Portfolio plus page.
Please contact me for further details