Photos of Alison, techniques and framed work
I take part in various exhibitions and events throughout the year. They include Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale, Wnter Open Studios, Ely Catherdral Christmas Fair, Cambridge Made/Etsy Fair and Histon Handmade.
Most of my original hand-pulled prints are limited edition drypoints using a perspex 'plate'. I then add watercolour by hand. I also sometimes make collographs using cardborad and glue and also carve the occassional lino plate if I'm after a more simplified design. My prints can be found at Cambridge Contempoary Crafts.
Products and published designs
I work as a freelance illustrator for various publishers and launched my own range of products in 2011. These include coasters, cards and screen-printed tea towels, which I supply to selected shops and galleries around the UK.
July Open Studios
Alison graduated in Graphic Design in 1990 and now works as a professional illustrator and printmaker. She designs primarily for the stationery industry mainly for Flamingo Paperie (formerly Phoenix Trading). She has also licenced designs to Green Pebble and Artist's Cards. Her printmaking work continues to be inspired by her daily dog walks; from skeletal winter trees to close-up studies of seed heads, birds and bikes. Cambridge Contemporary Crafts stock her prints as well as her own range of cards and screen-printed tea towels. She also supplies National Trust shops at Anglesey Abbey, Wicken Fen and Houghton Mill.
Alison was selected for the highly aclaimed 2014 and 2016 Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale. She has participated in Open Studios every year since 1996 which makes 2020 her 25th consecutive year of participating in COS. This year she will also be showing a retrospective of some of her work from the last 25 years and looks forward to welcoming previous visitors as well as new ones to her new garden studio in Milton. She will be demonstrating printmaking techniques including drypoints, linoprinting and collographs. There will be a large selection of published and handmade cards and wrapping paper for sale plus framed and unframed prints. Her popular collection of pick & mix coasters and range of screen printed tea towels will also be available. www.hullyer.co.uk