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Alice McMurrough

Alice McMurrough PAI RGI trained at Glasgow School of Art from 1973 – 78, before becoming a teacher and illustrator. Now a full time painter she says of her work and inspiration :

 “In my artwork, I create connections. I paint the gap between innocence and experience. I use distortion, metaphor and symbolism, in a context free from chronological time and precise place.

I intertwine memories of personal events with contemporary issues, family legends, cultural myths and religious fables. Objects, colour and scale are employed for symbolic reasons. I often find archetypes in old children’s books, toys and television programmes. I aim for an attention that children have for the world, before ritual and maturity strips life of its daily magic.”

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