Alison has worked for over twenty years helping people nourish their creative practice. For eleven years she was Director of St Ives School of Painting in Cornwall, a charitable art school open to everyone. Before that she supported artists as a Professional Development Guide for an agency supporting creative practitioners and businesses. Having studied fine art first in the Outer Hebrides she went on to complete a BA at University College Falmouth Cornwall. She continues today to live next to the sea, looking for inspiration in wild places with big skies.