Alice Gur-Arie
Alice Gur-Arie is an award nominated mixed media artist who takes photographs around the world and repaints them by hand digitally into contemporary, limited edition, fine art images.
The concept of "seeing" is at the heart of her practice. Alice invites the viewer to replace the window through which they see the world, with a lens that interprets visual experience into something that is at once familiar and foreign. Inspired by the natural world, landscapes, seascapes, nature, and wildlife dominate her portfolio, ranging in style from bold saturated abstracts to soft, textured tones. Alice is self taught.
Treating the photograph as a canvas, images are repainted by hand digitally with a "brush", sometimes in layers, and pixel by pixel where detail demands. Of her creative approach Alice says, "My work is not about digital manipulation or software, but about my ability to transform the canvas into a re-imagined world."
Alice's work has been exhibited at the Embassy of Iceland in London and auctioned at Christie's London. Several of her images have been selected by US publishers for book covers. She is regularly invited to produce commissioned work, and her art is held in private collections in the UK, Canada, the USA, Germany, Switzerland and Israel. Alice is represented by a number of UK based galleries, and Singulart and Bridgeman Images internationally.
Ms Gur-Arie is a Trustee on the Board of Directors for Positive View Foundation, a highly respected charity whose outcome-oriented Youth Empowerment Programme uses photography to give disadvantaged 16-25 year olds living on inner London estates new skills, the ability to find their voices, and the motivation to transform their lives.
Awards / Recognition
Featured Artist, LensCulture Art Photography Awards
Featured Artist, ArtGemini Prize

Artist of the Week, Tagsmart
Long listed, Secret Art Prize
Top Ten Art List CultureLabel
Shortlisted, Bridgeman Studio Award
Artist of the Month, Bridgeman Images
Long listed, Aesthetica Art Prize
Nominated, Terry O'Neill Tag Photography Award
Winner, Royal Ontario Museum, Smithsonian Travelling Exhibition Campaign Design


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Image: Rebirth from The King's Lodging Series
Photographed in Portugal and repainted by hand digitally.                                                                              
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