Alice Hole is constantly inspired by her surroundings in Cornwall where she lives. “I love the beautiful landscapes which change with the seasons, dramatic coastlines with vast skies, rolling turquoise seas and the historic mining towns with their quirky architecture and meandering lanes. The light in Cornwall is like nowhere else and like many artists before me, this continues to be the main source of my inspiration.”
Drawing and painting have always been Alice’s passion since she could first pick up a pencil and paintbrush! Alice studied a degree in metals and textiles at university which she enjoyed, but it was her sketchbooks which became the real focus of her work, and where her creativity flourished.
This really began to develop after Alice moved to Helston, ‘The Gateway to The Lizard’ deep in the heart of south west Cornwall in 2012. Alice loves to draw and paint detailed scenes depicting little corners of the landscape which may have been overlooked. She likes to see what others may have missed and show the character of this dramatic environment, drenched in that special Cornish light. Alice’s aim is to make people feel a part of her artwork so that they can almost ‘walk into’ a drawing or painting, imagining what is just around the corner and creating their own story inspired by the piece.
Alice’s work has been exhibited throughout Cornwall & beyond and has been awarded prizes in art competitions, including ‘The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Exhibition’. It has also been featured in many art blogs and featured in magazines including ‘The Artist Magazine’ and ‘Artists & Illustrators Magazine’. Alice is a member of The National Acrylic Painters Association (NAPA)