About

Alison Chaplin
Alison Chaplin

Alison Chaplin

Fine artist Alison Chaplin’s trained at Walthamstow Art College in the 1970’s. She has been painting consistently throughout the years; having exhibited widely and often, locally, in Central London and beyond. Alison’s paintings are included in several private collections. Encouraged by her growing reputation, fifteen years ago she became a full-time artist. Having always lived in close proximity to Epping Forest, Alison has enjoyed drawing and painting its trees and beautiful landscape, taking her easel and sketchbook out into the forest. Her acrylic paintings are concerned with isolating particular trees against clear sky, helping her to explore the unique characteristics of the various species—thus celebrating their differences. Her forest landscape paintings are largely oil on canvas; in painting these the artist aimed to explore the texture of foliage and the varying effects of light shining through leaves, including the shadows cast on the forest floor. As well as ‘tree art,’ artist Alison Chaplin has also turned her attention towards the city. “I began to notice groups of people who [were] waiting. Waiting at bus stops, at railway stations, for friends in Galleries, at airports and in parks. People at rest while the rest of the world moves around them,” and this is the subject of her city paintings.

 

Exhibitions 

  • Summer Art Show, July – September 2017, The View Gallery, 6 Rangers Road, London E4 7QH
  • “Forest” Exhibition, 25th April – 27th May 2016, Chigwell School Gallery, Chigwell School, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QF
  • Equinox, 4th March 2016, Loughton Art Centre, 187b High Road, Loughton, Essex, 1G10 4LF
  • Seasons in the Forest, Solo exhibition, 30th Jan – 28th Feb 2016, The View Gallery, 6 Rangers Road, London E4 7QH
  • Parallax International Art Fair, 24th & 25th Oct. 2015, Chelsea Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE
  • Summer Art Show, 12th July-27th September 2015, The View Gallery, 6 Rangers Road, London E4 7QH
  • CreativeBloc Exhibition, 24thJuly-29th August 2015, Pictorem Gallery, 383 Hoe Street, London E17 9AP
  • Unity in Variety, 27th March – 12th April 2015, Gabriel Fine Art, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane SE1 7L
  • Artfinder Pop-Up Exhibition, February 27th – March 1st 2015, The Foundry Gallery, Camden Markets Stables, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
  • Incognito, Feb 5th – 1st March 2015, Stone Space Gallery,  6 Church Lane Leytonstone, London E111HG 
  • Winter Wonderland Exhibition, Dec ’14 – Jan ’15, The View Gallery, 6 Rangers Road, ChingfordLondon E4 7QH
  • Group Photographic Exhibition, 15th -29th Aug 2014, Loughton Art Centre, 187bHigh Road, Loughton, Essex, 1G10 4LF
  • “En Plein Air” Solo Exhibition, 3rd May – 15th June 2014, The View Gallery, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, London E4 7QH
  • “Forest Paintings” Solo Exhibition, 21st March – 4th April 2014, Loughton Art Centre, 187b High Road, Loughton, Essex, 1G10 4LF
  • “Art at the View” Summer Show, 20136th July – 8th September, The View Gallery, 6 Rangers Road Chingford E4 7QH
  • “The Natural World” Group Exhibition, 27th April – 10th May 2013, Loughton Arts Centre, 187b High Road, Loughton, Essex, 1G10 4LF
  • “Waiting” Solo Exhibition, 20th Feb – 17th March ’13, WAITING at Stone Space Gallery, 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone London E111HG
  • Leyton Gallery Winter Exhibition, November 2012 – March 2013, Upper Room Leyton Library, Leyton High Road, Leyton, London E10
  • “Epping Forest” Solo Exhibition, 26th May – 9th June ’12, Loughton Art Centre, 187b High Road, Loughton, Essex 1G10 4LF
  • ‘Waiting’ Exhibition, 16th – 23rd April 2012, Artefact Gallery, Windmill St. London W1
  • Open Exhibition, December 2011, Courtyard Gallery, Hertford
  • Eastern Open Exhibition, 2nd April – 28th May 2011, Kings Lynn Art Centre
  • Tree Exhibition, Feb – March 2011, Kenneth More Theatre Ilford Essex
  • “Unmapped Edge” Exhibition, 30 Aug – 5 Sept 2010, 54 The Gallery Shepherd Market, London, W1Y 7HP
  • “London Trees” Solo Exhibition, 12-17 April 2010, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London
  • Commercial Exhibition, October 2009, Joy Gallery, Chichester
  • “Art in Mind” Group Exhibition, October 2007, Brick Lane Gallery, Brick Lane, London
  • Joint Exhibition of Photographs & Paintings, June 2006, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
  • Group Exhibition, June 2005, Ashkanazi Gallery, New Bond Street, London
  • Group Exhibition, Spring 2004, Brampton Gallery, London
  • Solo Exhibition, Summer 2003, Gibberd Garden Gallery, Harlow
  • Group Exhibition, November 2002, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
  • “Three Eyes” Group Exhibition, July 2001, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
  • “Life-Scapes” Solo Exhibition, July 2000, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London