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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 wall
Foothills Living
By Alison Philpotts
30 x 72 in

$3,780.00



painting in interior
West Coast Scene
By Alison Philpotts
48 x 48 in

$4,030.00



painting on white wall
Foothills Tapestry
By Alison Philpotts
48 x 60 in

$5,200.00



painting on white wall
Sounds of Mountain Water
By Alison Philpotts
36 x 72 in

$4,400.00



lake island
Lake Island
By Alison Philpotts
30 x 72 in

$3,700.00



painting on white wall
Mountain Water 3
By Alison Philpotts
32 x 54 in

$3,030.00



painting on white wall
Lake Reflections
By Alison Philpotts
40 x 48 in

$3,300.00



paintings on white wall
Foothills Glory [Triptych]
By Alison Philpotts
72 x 54 in

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painting on white wall
A Yoho Scene
By Alison Philpotts
44 x 44 in

$3,300.00



painting on white wall
A Quiet Moment
By Alison Philpotts
30 x 84 in

$4,400.00



artwork mocked up in interior
Going With The Flow
By Alison Philpotts
36 x 72 in

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painting mocked up on white wall
Westward Bound
By Alison Philpotts
48 x 60 in

$5,200.00



painting mocked up on white wall
One More Day
By Alison Philpotts
30 x 72 in

$3,700.00



painting mockup
Peace of Nature
By Alison Philpotts
24 x 72 in

red dot e1639092513818 Sold

painting mockup
Foothills Expanse
By Alison Philpotts
24 x 72 in

$2,800.00



painting in interior
Follow the Path
By Alison Philpotts
50 x 37.5 in

$3,000.00



painting mockup
The Golden Hour
By Alison Philpotts
40 x 48 in

$3,200.00



painting on white wall
Pond Colours 2
By Alison Philpotts
40 x 40 in

$2,400.00



painting on white wall
Birch Stand
By Alison Philpotts
37.5 x 49.5 in

$2,800.00



painting in interior
Cloudy Yet Calm
By Alison Philpotts
60 x 48 in

red dot e1639092513818 Sold

painting on white wall
On the Shore
By Alison Philpotts
72 x 24 in

$3,200.00



painting mockup
Aqua Pura
By Alison Philpotts
30 x 60 in

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painting mockup
Looking East
By Alison Philpotts
48 x 48 in

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painting mockup
Lake Country
By Alison Philpotts
36 x 72 in

$3,800.00



painting mockup
Forest Beauty
By Alison Philpotts
72 x 30 in

$3,200.00



painting mockup
Forest Tranquility
By Alison Philpotts
24 x 72 in

red dot e1639092513818 Sold

painting mockup
Forest Tranquility 2
By Alison Philpotts
40 x 60 in

$4,200.00



painting mockup
Lake Louise Dream
By Alison Philpotts
40 x 58 in

$4,000.00



painting mockup
Passing Through
By Alison Philpotts
60 x 48 in

$5,200.00