Welcome

I’m an Artist/Maker inspired in particular by nature, story, folklore and heritage. I describe my creative practice as a process of “wild story weaving”. It’s about soulfully connecting threads to tell stories, connect and communicate through the things that I make.

I live on the English/Welsh border in the rural county of Herefordshire.

From April to June 2021, I’m taking a three month intensive creative development programme. So, my shop will temporarily close from mid April until new collections are ready. Likewise, there are currently no galleries of work on this website; it’s a case of out with the ‘old’ and in with the new – once it’s ready!

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Eclectic

I enjoy exploring, experimenting, and continuously learning. Over the years, my work has evolved through several phases in terms of style, process, material and theme.

Nature, myth and story play a huge role in influencing me and, in 2021, I’m developing work on these themes using techniques including mixed media painting, dollmaking and sculpture/assemblage.

Soulful

When I left my business career in 2008, I relocated to Herefordshire and ran a part time creative business. I spent almost three years at art college between 2015 and 2018 and then returned to working for myself until, in late summer 2019, I came to a complete stop. I was burnt out and made very little art for over a year.

Eventually – after a diagnosis of an autoimmune condition and a rebalancing of the dreams and intentions shaping my creative practice – my passion for creating original art and handcrafted pieces that tell stories and that emerge in relationship with my soul resurfaced.

Wild

I create original art and handcrafted pieces with intentions beyond the purely economic and I’m living a dynamic process that I describe as the ‘rewilding’ of my life and creativity. 

I allow myself lots of time to play, experiment and explore as this is how my soul work emerges. I utilise creativity in almost every aspect of my life, and I live slowly, simply and seasonally. Lastly, I connect deeply with nature, land and heritage in a reciprocal relationship that recognises these things as both my deepest inspiration and as ‘source’.

 

Magical

Through my creativity, I aim to connect, to express, to affect and to enchant. First and foremost myself and, by alchemy and magic, others.

How much time, money and energy I have spent over the past few years trying to find my life purpose when all the clues were there in the things I did and loved as a child!

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Is it not possible that middle age can be looked upon as a period of second flowering, even of second adolescence?

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Unused creativity is not benign…it turns into grief, rage, judgement, sorrow, shame

Brene Brown

Want to connect?

Email  ali@aliroecreative.co.uk