Alysia is a visual artist based in Yorkshire, UK. She received a BA in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University, Wales and went on to complete her MA in Fine Art, graduating in 2018. In her work she aims to recreate the feeling of being immersed in the landscape. She lets experiences from different places blend and collide; where varied applications of paint and colour are balanced to create works that are energetic and adventurous in spirit. She typically works in oils, utilising the push and pull of the medium, using gestural marks and atmospheric washes to mirror the physicality of the mountains, the geology of the rock, and the dynamics of the landscape.
“‘Somewhere Along the Way’ and ‘Following Gritstone’ are inspired by frequent hikes in the Peak District, following a path called ‘Grindsbrook’ from Edale that ascends approximately 270m up to the Kinder Plateau. I was inspired by the way the path winds its way alongside the brook, which slowly flows down the side of the Peak, falling rapidly as it drops down from the highest point, then slowing, and pooling in places as it moves down the valley. After setting off from Edale the path soon transforms from flagstones and level dirt to steep scrambles over rocks, before you know it you’re balancing from boulder to boulder, finding the best footing and leaping over the flowing water of the brook. I wanted to reflect the movement of the water in the paintings; looking at the path it finds through the rocks and in contrast how I find my own way alongside, through and over the brook.”