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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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Forest Tranquility
By Alison Philpotts
24 X 72 in
$2600

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Canmore Colours
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 48 in
$3400

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Forest Tranquility 2
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 60 in
$3600

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A Yoho Dream
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 58 in
$3400

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Mistaya 2
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 60 in
$3400

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Moraine Lake 4
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 40 in
$2400

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Fall Along the Bow River
By Alison Philpotts
30 X 60 in
$2800 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Foothills Glory
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 72 in
$4200

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Alpine Life
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 48 in
$2600

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Lake Country
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 72 in
$3800

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First Light
By Alison Philpotts
50 X 62 in
$4200

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Mountain Water
By Alison Philpotts
24 X 72 in
$2600 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Pond Reflections
By Alison Philpotts
37 X 37 in
$2200

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Light at Dusk
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 48 in
$4200

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Hiking to the larches
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 72 in
$3800

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Sunday Drive
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 36 in
$2400 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Natural Flow
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 48 in
$3400 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Forest Sounds 5
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 96 in
$4800 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Ocean Hues
By Alison Philpotts
72 X 36 in
$3600

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Pond Colours 2
By Alison Philpotts
30 X 40 in
$1400

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Larch Country
By Alison Philpotts
50 X 40 in
$3200

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Waterlilies
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 36 in
$1800

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Prairie Sunrise 2
By Alison Philpotts
24 X 60 in
$1800 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Passing Through
By Alison Philpotts
60 X 48 in
$3800

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Fall on University Ave.
By Alison Philpotts
40 X 40 in
$2200

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Lost in Colour 2
By Alison Philpotts
36 X 60 in
$3200 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Larch Valley
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 60 in
$3800

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End of a Beautiful Day
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 60 in
$4200

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Moody Day
By Alison Philpotts
48 X 60 in
$3800

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Forest Beauty
By Alison Philpotts
72 X 30 in
$3200

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