Alice Boyle is a Scottish artist who has recently returned to Scotland after 6 years of painting and exhibiting in London.
Alice gained her Masters from Edinburgh College of Art then came up with and co-directed, the internationally acclaimed project, ‘The Graffiti Project’, at Kelburn Castle, Scotland 2006. The artists urged Alice to focus solely on her artistic practice, which she has done since early 2008. Since then, Alice has participated in many group shows across Britain and held 10 very successful solo exhibitions. Recently tipped as one of the, ‘10 Scottish Artist’s you should know about’, in Culture Trip Magazine, she is making herself widely known, with her bold use of shapes, colour and texture.
Alice works with layers of plaster because this process and the artworks themselves then have a sense of the primitive, giving the feel of pictograms or petroglyphs of ancient caves. Alice makes marks into the plaster with, various utensils, forcing her to be spontaneous as the final layer of plaster dries rapidly. It commands her from the start not to be too precious and to let her piece take on its own life.
“My Artwork is about the journey of learning about the spirit of the world and ourselves and accepting all the imperfections. I want people to feel there is a joy and playfulness within my work and titles, which comes from enjoying the process”.
'The Paintings express a true sense of human emotion, spirituality and a zest for life'. - Vivien Devlin – ArtMag - 2016
The painter Alice Boyle has developed a style and artistic language that she has made entirely her own. ‘Embrace the sheer joy of these works. – The Times – Giles Sutherland - 2017