An artist can take inspiration from many things.
For Alice, it has always been food.
She grew up in a family of great chefs.
Both her mother and twin brother filled their tables with wonderful creations and these fed her hunger to paint.
After studying art at school, she read History of Art at University where she was particularly drawn to the work of Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol and David Hockney.
In her early paintings she found watercolours stylistically suited her best, allowing her to capture the fine details of her subjects.
As she moved to larger compositions however, she turned to acrylics and found this enabled her to capture the delicious texture of food more successfully.
This is her main medium today.
In recent years she has been exhibiting her work in a number of ways.
In 2015, she created 3D installations of Viennetta, Custard and Meringue for “Office Sessions”, a show curated by Caitlin Mavroleon.
Last year, she curated her own exhibition with the musician Piney Gir where she explored the relationship between edible art, music and food paintings.
We are very excited that Alice is part of the Piccallo creative team.