Alison Bessesdotter

Painter

Alison Bessesdotter is primarily an abstract mixed media artist. In her studio, you’ll find collages and paintings, ranging in style, including formal modernism, non-objectivism, and gestural abstraction. Up-cycling is important to Alison and she uses an eco-friendly process to alter discarded magazine papers. The papers are sorted by colour, cut, torn and assembled into colourful mixed media art works. Bessesdotter is an intuitive artist and while respectful of tradition, but with an iconoclastic streak, her works have been described in the press as “improvisational: worlds of magic, euphoria and enchantment.” Alison’s artworks are in private and corporate collections. Currently, she lives in Redhill, and keeps a painting studio in Reigate, sews at home and explores the North Downs on foot.