Alice Gur-Arie
Alice Gur-Arie is an award nominated artist who takes photographs around the world and repaints them by hand digitally into contemporary, limited edition, fine art images.
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 interpreted as they 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 Trustee of Gasworks Dock Partnership, a registered charity and social enterprise formed to act as a vehicle for the community led regeneration of Cody Dock and local waterways of the Lower Lea River. In this role she has lead responsibility for strategic communications and the development of an arts and creative industries community at Cody Dock.
Awards / Recognition
ArtGemini Prize, Shortlisted
LensCulture Art Photography Awards Gallery, Featured

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


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Image: Tower A, from the series Reflections
Photographed in Belgium and repainted by hand digitally. One-of-a-kind.                                                                     
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