Faye Allison Artist
Faye Allison gained her BA Hons Fashion Promotion & Illustration in 2005 and focused mainly in freelance fashion and figurative illustration with her favourite medium of watercolours.
For a while based in London and then back to her native Devon, her fashion inspired work quickly evolved into something more in tune with her coastal surroundings.
After having two children, Faye began working with glass and framing her work as trinkets or small miniatures and recently delved into the medium of oils having long dreamt of becoming a portrait artist.
Her work has featured in several publications and previous clients include Topshop, the British Council and HRP Kensington Palace. She has also had work published with Random House USA.
Faye has exhibited at The Westward Ho! and Bideford Arts society in 2018 and The Burton Gallery Open Exhibiton 2020 and runs a small gallery with three other artists on Ilfracombe Quay.
In 2021 she was a contestant on the TV show Watercolour Challenge for the Devon heat.
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Faye Allison began practicing oils as a medium in 2020.
She quickly fell in love with the opportunity to work with freer marks and vivid colours which is a huge contrast to her delicate and muted watercolours.
When Faye relocated back to the North Devon coast, her fashion illustration quickly turned into merfolk, shells and botanicals.
Wanting to display them in frames that suspended them in a way that evokes 19th Century collectors presenting taxidermy and found specimens - Faye learnt how to make her own tinned frames.
It has resulted in completely unique and beautiful way to frame her watercolours. Often adorned with vintage crystals and fresh water pearls and hung with velvet ribbon - she is heavily inspired by antiquity and miniature frames.
Faye has worked with watercolours since childhood, her main focus being figurative and fashion. She has always enjoyed using the Language of Flowers in her work - helping to tell a story or adding some sentiment to a piece. She often frames her carefully cut-out work in to small glass trinkets that she handcrafts in her little studio at home.