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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.

Paintings by Alison Philpotts

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Birch Stand
By Alison Philpotts
37.5 X 49.5 in

$2,800.00



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Cloudy Yet Calm
By Alison Philpotts
60 X 48 in

$4,600.00



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Ranch Life
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 84 in

$4,800.00



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On the Shore
By Alison Philpotts
72 X 24 in

$3,200.00



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Rushing Waters
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 84 in

$4,600.00



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Aquamarine
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 48 in

$4,400.00



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Aqua Pura
By Alison Philpotts
30 X 60 in

$2,800.00



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Looking East
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 48 in

$3,800.00

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Lake Country
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 72 in

$3,800.00



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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

$2,600.00

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Forest Tranquility 2
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 60 in

$3,600.00



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Mistaya 2
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 60 in

$3,400.00



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Ocean Hues
By Alison Philpotts
72 X 36 in

$3,600.00



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Lake Louise Dream
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 58 in

$3,400.00



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End of a Beautiful Day
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 60 in

$4,200.00



Canmore Colours Alison Philpotts ArtMatch painting mockup
Canmore Colours
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 48 in

$3,400.00

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Mountain Water
By Alison Philpotts
24 X 72 in

$2,600.00

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Hiking to the larches
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 72 in

$3,800.00



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Prairie Sunrise 2
By Alison Philpotts
24 X 60 in

$1,800.00

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Fall on University Ave.
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 40 in

$2,200.00



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Passing Through
By Alison Philpotts
60 X 48 in

$4,400.00



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Sunday Drive
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 36 in

$2,400.00

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Larch Valley
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 60 in

$3,800.00



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Moody Day
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 60 in

$3,800.00



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Fall Along the Bow River
By Alison Philpotts
30 X 60 in

$2,800.00

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