Having been born and raised in Shropshire, Ali lived in Africa for 5 years then in Hampshire for 20 years, only recently relocating to Cheshire and is, therefore, a relatively new member to the Society.
Nevertheless, her painting ‘Estuary Blues’, was commended in the Autumn Exhibition
and, indeed, Ali won the Society Award for best work in the exhibition with a second painting ‘Summers Calling’
Ali admits to no formal art training but rather a love of all things creative. An early career in floristry (training at the then Welsh College of Horticulture) gave her solid grounding in colour theory, shape and texture, and the principles of design.
“Hard work and experimentation, with advice and encouragement from a professional artist started me on my artistic journey, gaining along the way election to full membership of the Society of Women Artists, with whom I have won the HRH Princess Michael of Kent watercolour award.”
Ali also taught extensively during her years in Hampshire and built a reputation for imaginative, inspiring and creative teaching whilst always pursuing her own development and exhibiting. Her work hangs in private collections in the UK and abroad. See Ali’s remarkable work at www.alilindleyartist.co.uk