Artist Biography & CV

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Artist Biography & CV 2017-02-22T14:58:19+00:00

Born in London, Alice Luetchford traveled extensively throughout her childhood and early adult life. The (great) granddaughter of professional painters, Alice grew up surrounded by portraits and oil paints. Encouraged to draw and paint by her parents, she spent blissful childhood years drawing and painting with her family. She returned to London in 2009 and has worked as a professional artist since 2013.

Inspired by the happy memories of her childhood, Alice has continued to travel as an adult. She regularly seeks out areas of outstanding natural beauty, both within the UK and abroad. Particular highlights from her travels include skiing in the Alps, visiting the Bolivian salt flats and driving through the vast expanses of the Australian outback. Alice’s travels directly influence her colourful, expressive and gestural landscape oil paintings.

Her experiences and interactions with other cultures deepened her love for nature. For example, walking in Peru taught her a deeper respect for the dangers nature can hide. She was particularly taken by the Andean custom of thanking Pachamama (Mother Earth) for allowing safe passage by spilling a small amount of liquid on the floor. Consequently, when she paints mountains, she tries to convey their magnificence but also potential dangers with their sheer rock faces and uncertain weather patterns.

Passionate about spending time in the mountains, Alice’s recent work has focused on depicting the Pyrenees where she skies while guiding her blind husband. Together they train with British Parasnowsport, and the photographs she takes while abroad directly inspire her oil paintings when she returns home.

Alice regularly exhibits her work in London. She was shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award Exhibition in 2016 and was featured in Vogue (UK) in January, February and March 2016. Alice also paints commissions in oils, such as landscapes, seascapes and animal portraits.