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Alison Dickin

Botanical and Wildlife Artist

Originally from Shropshire, UK, Alison studied art at Shrewsbury Art School and went on to do a BA (Hons) in Textile Design (specialising in hand knitwear) from Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, UK. During this time she exhibited at Prato Expo Milan. She taught knitwear at Huddersfield Polytechnic, then went on to work for a design studio in London.

Alison has also worked freelance designing knitwear for UK magazines. Her design work lead to the field of graphic design and desk top publishing in which she worked for several years. She immigrated to Australia in ’98, settling in the Blue Mountains and spent the next decade bringing up her family.

A couple of years ago she attended a botanical drawing class in Katoomba, then joined a botanical and wildlife class in Springwood since then botanical art has become her passion.

Alison works mainly in watercolour but recently has introduced coloured pencil into her work. She has benefited hugely from weekend workshops with Billy Showell and Annie Hughes. She is a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia and exhibits at their annual exhibition in the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney. She is also the editor of the Botanical Art Societies newsletter. She also sells her work at The Nook Leura, and throught other outlets in the Blue Mountains

Alison Dickin
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