Profile

‘Alison Summerfield was extremently helpful and knowledgable in helping us source some Maritime art for our office. Indeed we ended up commissioning Robert Lloyd as a result’
Phil Cable

For as long as I can remember I have surrounded myself with nature,  paintbrushes, pencils and art books. During my English and Art History degree I experimented with a number of art disciplines and discovered in particular a love for the etching process. An enthusiasm for oils then became my preferred medium and from a rather more meticulous approach and execution at the kitchen table, I now have my own studio which allows for freer and often frenetic expression using all manner of mediums -  oils, acrylics, inks and charcoal and sometimes they might all be used in a single painting.

I have always been involved in the arts in some capacity, from writing articles to launching and editing an Art magazine and having the pleasure of interviewing countless, yet utterly memorable, young and professional artists alike - many of whom continue to inspire me today.  For many years I have helped with school art projects, art exhibitions, and auctions and been an active Trustee with the South West Academy. I continue to write art features for various publications and when away from the studio I have a penchant for proof reading projects and writing poetry.

One of my greatest pleasures is sourcing artworks for homes and offices. A painting can be the first impression you make on your visitors and the right art in the right place can enhance any area, as well as lift your spirits and evoke conversation.  I enjoy putting artists in touch with buyers and art sellers in touch with collectors,  please feel free to contact me without obligation if you would like to discuss. 

For the past 3 years I have worked with Nikki Greenleaf owner of artenax Gallery in Topsham and am currently collaborating with one of the country’s leading naive artists Simeon Stafford. As well as visiting my studio you can see my paintings at Market House Gallery, Marazion, Artenax Topsham and Georgian House Framing & Art Gallery, Ottery St Mary.