about my work

Underlying my work is an interest in how we interpret, construct and re-invent our world with a mix of what is out there and what is remembered desired or feared.

Recently I have been drawn towards the concept of the liminal – those moments and places we seek out because they enable us to enter a state in which the world and time are suspended and we can slip loose from our conscious sense of self and everyday concerns.

I was very pleased when an overseas client who bought one of my journey-related paintings mentioned that it captured exactly the feeling he had when he gazed out of the train window on his daily commute.

Some of my work explores how we relate to one another as we make our way through our environment. Occasionally there is a faint hint of potential narrative, but it is always open to individual interpretation.

My figurative work has been described as ‘snapshots from dreams’ and the figures which appear in some of them as ‘characters waiting to be given their lines.’

I work in a range of media: painting, screen print, monoprint and digital printmaking. I often work in more than one of these media, going back and forth as the work evolves. I find that the fluidity and layering of this way of working suits the subject matter.


Alison Lumb

I have been interviewed by my colleague at Southbank Printmakers, Andrea Robinson. You can find the interview here

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