Alison Hayes
Artist Statement
Recording vistas through photography, my works begin life as personal documentaries. The images I collect form a framework within which I am able to weave my impression of a scene. I achieve this interlacing of image and memory through explorations into the physical qualities of paint. I am specifically interested in the harmony that is created by the combination of dark and light spaces, as well as the manipulation of perspective. The large canvases investigate how the use of minimal paint, as with watercolour, can still create undulating form and structure.
The works you view aren’t intended to depict any recognisable location; they are to be enjoyed as delicate observations, moments captured, quiet and ephemeral.

Biography
Born in Leeds, UK, 1987, Alison achieved a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art from Northumbria University in 2009. Through the work she produced for the Visual Arts Degree Show she was selected by Artwise Curators as the recipient of the prestigious British Airways Travel Award. An awards scheme that for the past 10 years has been dedicated to acquiring and displaying works by emerging artists. Having completed her degree studies Alison was offered a residency at the Graduate Studio Northumbria. GSN is a new professional studio resource at Northumbria University based in Newcastle upon Tyne, which is where she currently resides.