Alison graduated in Graphic Design in 1990 from Northumbria University and now works as a professional illustrator. She lives in a village just outside Cambridge. She designs primarily for the stationery industry mainly for publishers Phoenix Trading. She has also licensed designs to Green Pebble.
Her printmaking work continues to be inspired by subjects she sees on her daily walks with her scruffy dog Ollie; from skeletal winter trees to close-up studies of seed heads, birds and the Fen landscape.
She uses various techniques in her work including pen and ink, oils, watercolours and also combining hand-drawn images with digital technology. Her printmaking methods include collography, linoprinting and dry-point.