Alice Neave was born and educated in the UK, completing a BA in Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2010. Since then she has exhibited all around the UK and has work on permanent display in the US. She is based in London with her Studio at Thamesside Studios, Woolwich.
Neave creates bold explorations in movement, colour and texture. Working in oil, acrylic, ink, pastel and charcoal she considers herself a mixed media artist, bringing to the forefront visual observations of colour and configurations of the world around us.
Although hinting at flora, fauna and still life, it’s the painting medium that has become the main protagonist of Neave’s work. These ‘portraits of paint, charcoal and ink’ give a life to the medium as the subject; they have weight and physicality, form and shape built up with texture and viscosity, examining the relationship between the background and foreground. “It is what I put onto my canvas that remains my constant muse and takes precedence in my artistic process.”
The most recent body of work documents a personal and geographical journey. With a colour palette influenced by a recent six-month residency in the Poitou-Charentes the work explores themes of femininity, strength and freedom.