Art By Ali

Ali Haynes – Art by Ali

If you would like to meet Ali or discuss a commission, she is normally at The Gallery every Wednesday. Please call The gallery on 01249 471447 to make an appointment.

 It may sound like a cliché, however I have always had a passion for painting.  From a young age it was what made me tick, that concentrated my mind and allowed me to depict the beauty in everyday life. It was one of the constants in my childhood life that allowed me to loose myself in my work.  From school, Art College was the only way I wanted to go forward – so as the 00’s hit my love for painting enabled me to be accepted onto the Fine Art course at Plymouth College of Art and Design.  From there, I went onto study Illustration at Swindon College of Art and Design.  After college, I sold a few paintings to friends and family, however in the need to pay the rent, life just carried on and I accepted that art was just to be a hobby.

Now life is on more of an even keel, I have finally found a bit of me time again – and on a bit of a whim, I found the time to dig out my old brushes and after whiling away an afternoon or two with my oils I have reignited my passion for painting. Working mostly with oil paint – although occasionally I swop to acrylics or sketch in pastels – I have rekindled my love in depicting the beauty in everyday life, taking inspiration from the surrounding town and countryside we live in.

Needing an outlet for my art, let’s face it there is only so much one can hang in one’s own home. I decided to take the plunge and set up The Corsham Gallery with the help and support of our other resident artists.