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Alison Philpotts

Calgary, AB

Artist Statement

If I were called to define briefly the word ‘Art’, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul.

– Paul Cézanne

Alison Philpotts is a landscape painter who works with acrylic paint on large canvas. For inspiration, she draws on the rolling prairie and mountain scenery of Southern Alberta and British Columbia. Alison finds paint to be a natural medium of creative expression. Through the guidance of her father, Alison learned about acrylic painting, mixing colour, effective composition, flow and looseness. She began painting by copying the masters of Canadian landscape (Tom Thompson, A.Y. Jackson), and of European Impressionism (Van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet). From this grounding in 19th and 20th century landscape painting, Alison developed her own form of expression. She works with strong colour to create a feeling, rather than an image, of a place. Whether it is sunlight reflecting off the leaves, shadows in woods and creeks, or the wide spaces around drifting clouds above distant mountain ranges, Alison opens a personal connection to the settings she paints. Her goal is to bring the sensations of the natural environment into an interior space. For Alison, a painting succeeds when it captures the grandeur and serenity of nature and translates these feelings to the viewer, possibly conjuring memories of a place they have been.

Artworks by Alison Philpotts

painting on white background
Wind Blown Shore
by Alison Philpotts
30 x 72 in

$3,780.00



painting on white background
Summer Evening
by Alison Philpotts
32 x 54 in

$3,100.00



painting on white background
Rushing By
by Alison Philpotts
48 x 36 in

$3,000.00



painting on white background
West Coast Scene
by Alison Philpotts
48 x 48 in

$4,030.00



painting on white background
Sounds of Mountain Water
by Alison Philpotts
37.5 x 73.5 in

$4,800.00



painting on white background
Lake Island
by Alison Philpotts
30 x 72 in

$3,700.00



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Mountain Water 3
by Alison Philpotts
33.5 x 55.5 in

$3,400.00



painting on white background
Lake Reflections
by Alison Philpotts
40 x 48 in

$3,300.00



painting on white background
Foothills Glory [Triptych]
by Alison Philpotts
72 x 54 in

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painting on white background
A Quiet Moment
by Alison Philpotts
30 x 84 in

$4,400.00



painting on white background
Going With The Flow
by Alison Philpotts
36 x 72 in

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painting on white background
Westward Bound
by Alison Philpotts
48 x 60 in

$5,200.00



painting on white background
One More Day
by Alison Philpotts
30 x 72 in

$3,700.00



painting on white background
Peace of Nature
by Alison Philpotts
24 x 72 in

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painting on white background
Foothills Expanse
by Alison Philpotts
25.5 x 73.5 in

$2,800.00



painting on white background
Follow the Path
by Alison Philpotts
50 x 37.5 in

$3,000.00



painting on white background
The Golden Hour
by Alison Philpotts
40 x 48 in

$3,200.00



painting on white background
Pond Colours 2
by Alison Philpotts
40 x 40 in

$2,400.00



painting on white background
Birch Stand
by Alison Philpotts
37.5 x 49.5 in

$2,800.00



painting on white background
Cloudy Yet Calm
by Alison Philpotts
60 x 48 in

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painting on white background
On the Shore
by Alison Philpotts
72 x 24 in

$3,200.00



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Aqua Pura
by Alison Philpotts
30 x 60 in

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Looking East
by Alison Philpotts
48 x 48 in

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painting on white background
Lake Country
by Alison Philpotts
36 x 72 in

$3,800.00



painting on white background
Forest Beauty
by Alison Philpotts
72 x 30 in

$3,200.00



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Forest Tranquility
by Alison Philpotts
24 x 72 in

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painting on white background
Forest Tranquility 2
by Alison Philpotts
40 x 60 in

$4,200.00



painting on white background
Lake Louise Dream
by Alison Philpotts
40 x 58 in

$4,000.00



painting on white background
Passing Through
by Alison Philpotts
60 x 48 in

$5,200.00