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A Foot in the Door Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 900mm X 900mm
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Beach Picnic, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 900mm X 900mm
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Bird Shapes, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 711mm
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Asleep on Sticks, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 900mm X 900mm
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The Crying Goose, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 840mm X 722mm
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Devoted, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 900mm X 900mm
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Flying, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 711mm
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Fox on a Hot Tin Foof, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 840mm X 722mm
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Pyjama Game, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 711mm
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Rock Pool, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 900mm X 900mm
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Touching You , 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 711mm
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Life After Death, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 1210mm
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On a Bench in the Park, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 711mm
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Three Blind Geese, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 1210mm
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Like a Fish out of Water, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 1210mm
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In my Back Yard, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 711mm
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The Farm, 2013 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 600mm X 600mm
20150128100904-invitation
Coming Alive, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 914mm X 711mm © Alice Boyle
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Promotional, 2014 © Alice Boyle
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Coronation Tree, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard 900mm X 900mm © aliceboyle
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Don't Forget to Feed the Cat Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard
20150128103935-coronation_tree
Coronation Tree Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard
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Babel, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128104041-breakfast
Breakfast, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128104122-cycles_of_life
Cycles of Life, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128104206-have_you_seen_my_duck
Have you Seen My Duck?, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128104207-duke_and_duchess_of_urbino
Ode to the Duke and Duchess of Urbino, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128104324-im_one_of_a_kind
I'm One of a Kind, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128104342-i_m_still_trying
I'm Still Trying, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128104417-in_the_moment
In The Moment, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128104425-join_me
Join Me, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110248-there_is_something_odd_going_on_in_the_garden
There is Something Odd going on in the Garden, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
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Three Moons, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110333-they_will_always_be_together
They Will Always be Together, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110418-ode_to_a_periwinkle
Ode to a Periwinkle, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110451-over_the_pink_rainbow
Over the Pink Rainbow, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110459-ode_to_coffee
Coffee, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
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Rose City, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110613-searching
Searching, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110616-shine_on_you_crazy_diamond
Shine on You Crazy Diamond, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110711-tap
I Spy with My Little Eye, Something Beginning with 'T', 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
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The Banana Farm, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110811-the_bull
The Bull, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110814-the_birds
The Birds, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110907-the_great_creator
The Great Creator, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128110910-the_cunning_little_vixen
The Cunning Little Vixen, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
20150128111002-the_pharaohs_camel
The Pharaoh's Camel, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
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The Healer, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
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The Venus Of Willendorf has Arrived, 2014 Acrylic and Plaster on Hardboard © Alice Boyle
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Irvine
Birth year
1981
Lives in
Edinburgh
Works in
Edinburgh and London
Schools
Edinburgh College of Art, 2004, MA
University of Wales Institue, Cardiff, 2001, BA
Newcastle College, 2000, Btec Diploma
Representing galleries
Doubtfire Gallery
Tags
abstractanimals, contrasts, layers, texture, plaster, fantasy, Dreams, MYTHS, shapes, bold, acrylics, Alice Boyle, Colouful, abstract, conceptual, surrealism, modern
Statement

I am inspired by the power of dreams, mythology and the collective unconscious. I use textures, vivid colours, elemental shapes and layering techniques, aiming to stimulate the senses and to make the viewers more in tune with their psyches. I explore the eternal and intrinsic search for individual wholeness through the process of art and creativity, while purposely avoiding pinning myself down to a single style or a theme in order to emphasize that creativity and life are more about the journey than about the end result.

My interest in dreams has come from experiencing many vivid and genuinely frightening dreams throughout my life, which led me to mythology and then to the work of Carl Gustav Jung.  He believed that when you dream you delve into the, ‘Collective Unconscious, which he claimed held the entire physic heritage of mankind. He also believed that the psyche needs equilibrium between the conscious and the subconscious, thus making dreaming and fantasy essential for a feeling of personal balance. 

I am naturally drawn towards texture. I want to touch it, experience it and know how it was created. Maybe texture affects me subliminally because the first canvases of the world were the uneven surfaces of caves, or maybe because there is always more of an element of unpredictability about it. Whatever the reason, it will always be of prime importance in my work’.

Combining ideas of my memories, dreams and experiences while embracing changes and accidents within my work, I creates colourful fantasy worlds with a surreal sensibility. This helps guide me towards my lasting ambition to be truly expressive and free from the trap of the ego.

Alice Boyle was born in 1981 in Scotland and moved to London in 2007 after gaining a Masters from Edinburgh College of Art and a BA from The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. She has had four solo exhibitions in London, at 54 The Gallery, Mayfair; Riverside Studios in Hammersmith; The Zetter Hotel in Farringdon and at Bedfordbury Gallery in Covent Garden as well as exhibiting in group shows around Britain. Most recently, Alice exhibited in a group show at the Doubtfire Gallery in Edinburgh. In March 2007, she co-directed, ‘The Graffiti Project’, at KelburnCastle in Scotland working with Brazilian artists Os Gemeos, Nina and Nunca who prompted Alice to focus solely on her artistic practice, which she did in early 2008. 

 

Exhibitions

‘The Fifth World’ – February 2015 – Solo exhibition at 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London.

‘Art For Care’ – May 2014 – Group Show in aid of Marie Curie at The Lighthouse, 11  Mitchell lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

‘Colour in the Cold’ – November 2013 – Solo exhibition at Kelburn Pavilion, Kelburn Estate, Fairlie, Ayrshire.

‘Colours the Soul’ – August 2013 – Solo exhibition at 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London.

Group Show’ – February 2013 – The Doubtfire Gallery on South East Circus Street, Edinburgh.

'The Inward Journey’ –  May 2012 – Solo exhibition at The Bedfordbury Gallery, 3 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London.

‘The Affordable Art Fair’ – March 2011. Exhibiting with Nicholas Bowlby, fine art dealer. Battersea Park, London.

‘The Advent Exhibition’ – December 2010 – Group show at The Highwaymans Gallery, Burry St Edmunds, Suffolk, England.

‘Anthropomorphism’ - November 2010 – Solo exhibition at The Zetter Hotel, 86 - 88 Clerkenwell Road, London.

‘Rhythmic Tales’ - October 2010 – Solo exhibition at Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London.

‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’ - January 2010 - Solo exhibition at 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London.

‘Blurring the neat line’ - June 2006 – Group show at The Embassy Gallery, Roxy Art House, Edinburgh.

‘BraveArt’ -  May 2006 – Group show at Kelburn Castle, Largs, Ayrshire.

‘21st Century Dream’ - August 2002 – Group show in a temporary space as part of the Contemporary Arts programme for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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