© Alison McQuade Watercolour Art
Is based in Ireland in Belfast and in County Leitrim
and frequently showcases her work in local
Alison a self taught artist works predominantly in
watercolour, constantly striving to broaden and
develop her skills. She is primarily concerned with
Still Life, Landscape and Coastal themes and
endeavours to capture fleeting changes in
atmosphere, light and weather. She has also an
interest in Portraiture, including Pet Portraiture.
Alison uses good quality
watercolour paper and artist
quality watercolour paints.
The completed works are
unframed, double mounted,
cellophane wrapped and are
suitably packaged in bubble wrap
and cardboard for postage.
Alison welcomes commissions
and would be delighted to
discuss the details of your
Please feel free to contact Alison
with any enquiries regarding
purchase of her work, or prints.
When you take a flower in your hand and really look
at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give
that world to someone else.
The beauty of watercolour is seated in its unique quality of luminosity. The ability to glaze layer
over layer and retain this wonderful glow is a quality that has attracted many new artists in recent
years. The magical movement of the pigment landing on a puddle of water has a mesmerizing
attraction to me.
As an artist I am motivated to capture those moments in time, sparked by the rhythm and play of
light, the dramatic mood of a fierce sea or a brooding sky, perhaps to capture the delicate petals
of a lovely flower lit with reflected light and cast shadows. I am drawn like a magnet to balanced
compositions encompassing both the subject and its shadows, to bursts of joyous color, to
undulating reflections – perhaps a cluster of rowboats, a harbor side village, or just a shadow
bedecked dirt path. Of late, my passion seems to lie mostly in the beauty of nautical scenes.
No matter how demanding painting can sometimes be, it always fills me with a huge sense of
satisfaction and joy. In painting I escape into a World of my own, where I can revel in creating
images with colour, shape and form.