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Allison Dumbrell

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Artwork for Allison Dumbrell

Amontillado's Carnival 1 & 2 | Each 12x12"

Colour Heights | 24x36"

Firecracker 40x50cm

Chasing Shapes 60x80cm

A Taste of Summer 12x12:

Colour Fusion 24x36"

Whoosh 24x36"inch

Cool Urbanity | 100x100cm


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I mostly produce abstract art using acrylic paint using various tools and techniques. I find abstract art complex but interesting. It allows me to feel movement in my paintings and to use my imagination. It also teaches me about colour, the use of silicone and other enhancers to create different visual effects and how paints and mediums interact.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

It allows me to truly explore my imagination and reflect my emotions on paper, wood or canvas. It also challenges me. During 2023 I received a commission for 4 portraits something out of my comfort zone though I met the challenge with enthusiasm and was overwhelmed by the response.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Abstract Artist primarily, including fluid art though I also have an interest in fine line drawing, life drawing, sketching. portraits, glass fusion, felt art, printmaking and photography.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

My practice and activities allow me to expand my personal knowledge and techniques in relation to abstract art, and art in general.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

My Postgraduate Diploma is in Management. I was until 2016 an HMCTS L&D Regional Capability Partner which has provided me with many transferable skills to assist in running my art business.
I have always been creative and had an interest in art so I undertook several tutorial courses online as well as embarking on a 14-week art course with Seasons Art in 2021. The course covered: An introduction to drawing, drawing perspection and enlarging, pastels – still life and pet/favourite animal portrait, watercolours – misty mountains, colourful flowers, feathered friends, acrylics – seaside vistas, impressionistic impasto, country landscapes, followed by mounting your work: enhancing your masterpieces and finally an exhibition of your work.
I unearthed an ability and talent that has unleashed a passion that has consumed me ever since! I have attended further workshops on glass fusion, printmaking, felt art. and life drawing to expand my knowledge and learn new skills and techniques. Something I intend to continue.
My main interest is in abstract art, including Dutch pouring techniques and I find inspiration through my love of nature and the great outdoors being an avid gardener, nordic walker and lover of animals and birds. I love the use of bright colours (which I find particularly vibrant in acrylic paints) and allowing my imagination to take control. I use all manner of tools and implements to create my paintings - ranging from brushes, and palette knifes to a squeegee, hairdryer, defuser, marbles, balloons, candlesticks, straws, blow torch, etc to create movement. I paint on canvas and paper but intend to explore other materials too.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

H.Art 2023 - Trumpet Corner Tearooms Art Gallery, Ledbury. HR8 2RA
Exhibiting throughout the year at The Trumpet Corner Tearooms Art Gallery. Ledbury.
Apple Store Gallery, Hereford HR1 2UA - Christmas Delights Exhibition 2023
PLJ Pop Up Gallery. Malvern WR14 4QY (Twice monthly during 2023) including bespoke services as required. such as using artrooms to upload room templates and a painting(s) to see how a piece of art might look in a particular setting for room design ideas.
Two showhomes at Holmer House Farm, Hereford HR4 9RG - (August 2022 to May 2023)

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Trumpet Tearooms, Art Gallery and Gardens. Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2RA (h.Art 2023 & 2024)
Hinton Country Garden Centre, Leominster (Feb 2024 to date).
Lion Ballroom, Leominster HR6 8TN (h.Art 2024)
Royal Nails, Hereford (Late Feb 2024)
I also take commissions, most recently for portraits.
Member of Herefordshire Art & Crafts Society (since 7 March 2024)

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