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Alison Philp

Alison  Philp
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Drawing outdoors in situ, field drawings become an embodied act of noticing and of bearing witness to a natural environment and what shifts and changes in it over time. When relocated to the studio the field sketches remain a record that can then be played with, inverted, layered and altered. The resulting expanded paintings and prints communicate a remembered authentic experience of a place that in their phenomenological approach reverse a Romantic landscape tradition (humans climbing up, building on etc.) and instead offer a way of thinking about edge places in terms of a sense of belonging and dwelling in and of wider histories and traditions connected to them.
2016 – 2018 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, MFA Art and Humanities

2004 – 2005 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
MSc in Electronic Imaging

1986 – 1990 Edinburgh College of Art
BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting

2015 Gingko Projects, New South Glasgow Hospitals Project.
Painting included as part of ‘100 Flowers’ Public Collection.

2014 Art in Healthcare Scotland Ltd. Three artwork included as part of Public Collection.

2007 – 16 Continuously exhibited in curated group shows throughout Scotland and in artist run organisations and spaces in Dundee and Fife.
Loch Hourn
  • Alison Philp
  • Loch Hourn
  • Lithograph
Beinn Nuis and Beinn Tarsuinn
  • Alison Philp
  • Beinn Nuis and Beinn Tarsuinn
  • Digital print
  • Alison Philp
  • Arnisdale
  • Watercolour
  • Alison Philp
  • Cailleachan
  • Drawing
The Unfolding Mountains
  • Alison Philp
  • The Unfolding Mountains
  • Pen and Ink