Alyson J Barton


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“It is likely that the ‘inner world’ of our Western psychological experience originates in the loss of our ancestral reciprocity with the animate earth …”

- David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous, 1996


Atelier trained artist Alyson has a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art and a Master of Arts. Her creative practice is based in art historical and contemporary art theory. Alyson’s creative practice has long explored the relationship between spiritual belief systems and the human condition. Through her most recent work, Alyson reflects upon contemporary man’s increasing disconnection with the natural environment, despite humanity’s deep ancestral relationship with the land and our ultimate destiny … to once again become part of nature itself.

Landscapes are captured through the historic Wet Plate Collodion process used by the masters of the 19th century, and integrated with new media to produce artworks which are hybrids of photography, painting and sculpture. Some pieces are dark, silent and nostalgic, reflecting the primitive mystery of landscapes which are slow to give up their secrets.

Alyson’s work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, including venues in Manchester, Liverpool, London, Stockholm and the USA.


Recent Exhibitions

2017 Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester
2017 PS Mirabel, Manchester
2017 NEO Artists Open, Bolton
2016 Various Open Exhibitions: USA
2016 Warrington Contemporary Open
2016 Picture House Gallery Summer Show, Lancashire
2015 Warrington Contemporary Open Exhibition
2014 Samlesbury Hall Galleries Solo Exhibition, Lancashire
2012 Liverpool Biennial Independents Group Exhibition
2012 Riverside Gallery National Exhibition, London
2012 Orleans House Gallery International Exhibition, London
2012 Media City UK, Manchester: Group Exhibition
2012 53 Degrees North National Exhibition, York
2011 Lancashire Manchester & Merseyside Wildlife Trust: Impact Project



 
Motherland
Motherland



Father's Day
Father's Day



Self Portrait (as a Tree)
Self Portrait (as a Tree)



Isobel Roby
Isobel Roby



Still Life
Still Life



Still Life (Untitled)
Still Life (Untitled)