Ancient Pohutukawa by Alison Gilmour

Ancient Pohutukawa

By Alison Gilmour

Working in acrylic on canvas, Alison Gilmour captures the endless beauty of her surrounding environment with delicate brushwork and an unblinking eye – creating images which have a photo-realistic quality and hues which reflect the clarity, light and richness of the South Pacific.

Her life is a life lived near the sea. Alison grew up in a coastal part of Auckland, New Zealand and the influence of the coast and the intriguing plants that grow in that environment is central to her creative sensibility.

With a parallel career as a graphic designer, Alison's first love is painting and drawing. She now travels to beautiful locations around New Zealand, driven by a compulsion to paint the patterns of nature, icons and symbols of the places she loves and the places she finds.