This February, we are very excited to have local printmaker and illustrator Alison Hullyer as our featured artist. Alison’s work has been gracing our gallery walls since we first opened and it has grown ever more popular over the years. Our exhibition will focus on one of Alison’s favourite themes: birds. From the stylised goldfinch on her tea towels to the monochrome wren on her mini relief print and the hand-coloured blue tit on her latest drypoint, come in to see the entire range at cambridge contemporary crafts until 21st March!
Alison graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and Printmaking from Northumbria University in 1990 and now works full time as a professional illustrator and printmaker from her garden studio in Milton. She designs primarily for the stationery industry but has also developed her own line of products such as her popular range of screen-printed tea towels.
Besides her illustration work, Alison also makes limited edition hand-pulled prints. Inspiration for her prints comes mainly from observing nature. Walking her dog every day, Alison enjoys being outside in all weathers, observing the changing seasons. She loves the patterns and textures in nature, from seed heads and brambles to silver birch trunks and skeletal winter trees and of course birds flying from one branch to the other. For her prints, Alison mostly employs a drypoint technique, either using perspex or cardboard plates and then adding watercolour.
This free exhibition runs from 24th February – 21st March 2018. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.