For a while now Alis has been using her talents as a skilled photographer to create a selection of fine art photography, traditional and mixed media prints for the Highland Crafters website. Her work is designed to capture and intensify the beauty of Scotland- the rolling hills, seascapes, and structure of the most beautiful locations; Scottish Borders, West Coast, and more recently the Scottish Highlands. The imagery and the emotions that these surroundings evoke is quintessential to the Highland Crafters ideal and so underpins the inspiration for the knitted and printed textiles that Alis is so passionate about. Having studied printing and knitting modules while enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art, Alis believes that the two disciplines go hand in hand, and even while working as an industrial knitwear designer much of her work was focused around picture knitting.
Below is an example of one of Alis’ fine art prints entitled ‘Atmospheric Hills’.
This particular print represents the movement in the landscape at a peaceful time of day. Every one of our fine art prints is inspired by contemporary living and is sure to compliment any modern interior. This print echoes a relaxing message, designed to help you unwind after a busy day.
This next image is an original screen print inspired by a local walk along Rosemarkie beach in the Black Isle.
The print echoes the moving waves as they softly batter the shoreline. The image is deceptive in the way it looks in relation to changing light, by printing over it in shimmering gold inks the image is altered depending on the angle.
There is an option to own the original print for £130. Canvas wraps and art scatter cushions based on this design and others are currently in development.
All prints are sold as a limited run and printed using the highest quality materials. Each one is delivered to you signed and named in a roll, giving extra details about the original inspiration- a nice personal touch.
Why not take a look at our online gallery that showcases some of the prints that will soon be available to buy: http://www.aliswoods.co.uk/hcraft/photo/index.html
We will soon be featuring the print work of a few selected artists whose inspiration is based in Scotland- we will of course keep you posted with all Highland Crafters developments!