Artist Statement

"It's exhilarating to channel the Divinity of nature through my art."

Alison Jane Rice is a multidisciplinary artist. Born in Australia in 1958, she began her career in the early eighties with involvement in theatre performance, journalism and photography.

After graduating with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Creative Arts, the artist won awards for art excellence and gained international recognition for her contributions to Youth, Arts and the Environment.

Her exposure to a range of visual practices and a curious interest in environmental culture has led to diversification in her creative career. Rice’s practice includes drawing, painting, illustration, preserved flower collage, print-making, and poetry.

In her practice Alison develops distinct themes and creates innovative visual portraits and narratives empathetic to our native flora and fauna. Well known for her picture books, with their vibrant imagery and delightful whimsy, her fine art is also executed with a graphic intention both striking and memorable.

Her compositions, channelled from an innate supra-sensitivity, evoke a sense of the feminine intuitive and encourage mindfulness toward the fragility of all living organisms. 

Celebrating beauty and interconnectedness Alison implores the need to protect the earthly and elemental mantle that connects humankind with the cosmos without disturbing its common thread. A complex relationship of the mysterious feminine and analytical masculine principles which she intuitively explores through the creative process.

Working with gold & silver leaf, crystals, gemstones, freshwater pearls, preserved flora, ink, graphite, and paint mediums, Alison often skilfully combines these elements into intricately-detailed works. “For me, as a Creative, it is exhilarating to suspend the beauty of nature in order to capture our divine connection with it”.

*Alison Jane Rice Edition Art Prints are Giclée printed onto museum quality archival cotton rag 310 gsm in Sydney. Each limited edition print is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

All art enquiries, including commission works, please contact me.