Sadly we report the death of Alison Orme on Wednesday 8th November 2018
Alison was born in rural England and it was this rural childhood that gave her the love of landscape, that continued to find expression, in her art since arriving in Blue Mountains in 1980.
Alison worked predominantly in watercolour and mixed media and also enjoyed pastels, pen and ink drawing and her beloved silk painting. Fascinated by light and the it affects all we see she painted intuitively, in both traditional and contemporary styles. Alison’s association with SCAC began in 2004 as a watercolour tutor during which time she gave freely of her art, time, knowledge, energy and skill and quite successfully developing the talents of her many students over the years. She also participated on the Management Committee during her time at the Centre and was passionate to see SCAC develop as a place of learning and artistic achievement in a family friendly environment.
As a trained social worker, Alison enthusiastically also took on the task of an art tutor giving freely of her time and art material in the Healing Through Creative initiative that was run in the former Springwood Neighbour Centre
Alison is now at rest and not struggling anymore and in the words of a fellow tutor “She will now be able to paint those beautiful sunrise and sets for us to enjoy from above”
Our thoughts and prayers are for her family