Alison can FINALLY announce the secret she has been keeping for over a year…2020 will see her first book published and will share her signature mixed media techniques with you all. Search Press, a name that leads the way in fine art and craft technique books have been working with Alison for the last twelve months and the publication is almost complete.

More news will be made available as soon as we have it including when and where you can buy it and a series of very special events to launch it across the UK. Sign up to Alison’s newsletter here (scroll down the ‘About’ page) to make sure you are the first to find out about it.


During April & May Alison will be touring the country again leading workshops for studios and assisting The SAA with their programme of events:


For more information on these events, please visit the following websites:

Chapel Cottage Studio & Gallery:

East Dorset Brave Art Society:


The SAA:

Alison is touring the country soon to demonstrate live on TV and to run workshops at a big art materials convention in Birmingham



Alison is launching her brand new membership scheme 1st July, 2018.

The All A-Board Artists is a name you may recognise. It was used to refer to a group of Alison's students who exhibited together annually, but Alison has now developed it into a membership scheme with lots of exciting benefits you can access online and at Downend Farm Studio.

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Breaking News! 
New Class information coming very soon...

After the success of Dorset Art Weeks, Alison's classes are now fully booked until the end of 2018.

However, you will always be welcome to register your name on our Waiting List or keep your eye on the Cancellations page, both are accessible through the 'Classes' link in the menu bar.

We can announce that the dates for Spring 2019 will be announced very soon and will go live on 1st August at 18:00. You will only be able to book through the website to make sure that places are allocated as fairly as possible. 


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Alison's next SAA workshop: Wednesday 27th June, 2018.

Join Alison at SAA HQ to paint Peter, Downend Farm Studio's resident charismatic horse. 

Your day comprises of four hours of tuition , including all the materials you'll need to complete this lovely final painting. You will also still have plenty of time to visit the SAA HQ shop and test and try the latest products as well as grabbing some bargains!

If you're unable to attend in person, this workshop will be livestreamed on the SAA website and available as a video afterwards in their archive.



Alison is participating in Dorset Art Weeks 2018

From Saturday 26th May to Thursday 10th June, Alison will be participating in Dorset Art Weeks, one of the largest Open Studio Events in the country.

Downend Farm Studio will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss Alison's artistic practice with her whilst she demonstrates, view an exhibition of her work, and browse the studio's art materials shop and picture framing services.