Alice Gur-Arie

NEW: Appointed to the Board of Directors, Positive View Foundation
NEXT: Photoshoot in Italy
Alice is an award nominated mixed media artist who takes photographs around the world and repaints them by hand into contemporary, limited edition, fine art images.
From bold saturated abstracts to soft, textured tones, the concept of "seeing" is at the heart of her practice. Combining photography with digital painting, Alice invites the viewer to replace the window through which they see the world, with a lens that interprets the world into something that is at once familiar and foreign. Inspired by the natural world, landscapes, seascapes, nature, and wildlife dominate her portfolio. Alice is completely self taught.
Treating the photograph as a canvas, images are digitally repainted by hand with a "brush", sometimes in layers, sometimes pixel by pixel. Of her creative approach Alice says, "My work is not about digital manipulation or software, but about my ability to transform the canvas into an aesthetically compelling, memorable, visual experience that appeals to the head and the heart."
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 collections in the UK, Canada, the USA, Germany, and Israel. Alice is represented by Bridgeman Images internationally.
Alice also serves on the Board of Directors for Positive View Foundation, a highly respected charity whose outcome-oriented Youth Empowerment Programme uses photography to give 16-25 year olds living on inner city London estates new skills, the ability to find their voices, and the motivation to transform their lives.
Awards / Recognition
Artist of the Week, Tagsmart Nov 2018
Long listed, Secret Art Prize 2017
Top Ten Art List CultureLabel 2016
Shortlisted, Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 
Artist of the Month, Bridgeman Images April 2015
Long listed, Aesthetica Art Prize 2014
Nominated, Terry O'Neill Tag Photography Award 2013

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Beguiled and many of the limited edition (5) images in the gallery are for sale. For information on sizes, prices, framing or commissions, or to sign up to Alice's mailing list, please use the contact form below. Feedback welcome.  
Image: Beguiled, from the series The Stream at Glun. Photographed in France, repainted by hand digitally.                                                                                       
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