Alison Cottrell Interview
Alison Cottrell graduated with a degree in Textile Design in 2016, specialising in creating screen printed and digitally printed fabrics for fashion and interiors. Since graduation, Alison work has also crossed over into illustration with a focus on quirky hand drawn illustrative and painterly approaches, fuelled by a love of architecture, culture and the natural world.
I made a record under my murderous alter-ego, Queen Herod, in 2011 as a 30th birthday present to myself.
I was a broke painter, and got sick of waitressing.
I find the world around us my biggest source of inspiration. I love both beautiful old buildings, and modern architecture. I am also passionate about the natural world and the effect we have on it. I try to travel to interesting locations around the globe to witness this firsthand, and I am beginning to explore this collision of humans vs nature in my work.
Virgin Atlantic is the top client Ive worked with. I am at the beginning of my career, so I hope to continue working with more exciting clients in the future!
I love to work by hand, so the majority of my work is predominantly hand drawn and painted. I then use digital processes to finish the work to create a crisper, cleaner finished design.
I love instagram to find inspiration, and pinterest.
I'd love to work on another large scale wall mural of built up areas of buildings, covered in leaves and being reclaimed by nature.
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