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Alison Cottrell graduated with a degree in Textile Design in 2016, specialising in creating screen printed and digitally printed fabrics for fashion and interiors. Since graduation, Alison work has also crossed over into illustration with a focus on quirky hand drawn illustrative and painterly approaches, fuelled by a love of architecture, culture and the natural world.

Tell us a fun fact about you I made a record under my murderous alter-ego, Queen Herod, in 2011 as a 30th birthday present to myself.

How did you get into illustration? I was a broke painter, and got sick of waitressing.

Who or what inspires you the most? I find the world around us my biggest source of inspiration. I love both beautiful old buildings, and modern architecture. I am also passionate about the natural world and the effect we have on it. I try to travel to interesting locations around the globe to witness this firsthand, and I am beginning to explore this collision of humans vs nature in my work.

Top three clients you've worked with? Virgin Atlantic is the top client Ive worked with. I am at the beginning of my career, so I hope to continue working with more exciting clients in the future!

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? I love to work by hand, so the majority of my work is predominantly hand drawn and painted. I then use digital processes to finish the work to create a crisper, cleaner finished design.

What's your favourite resource for inspiration? I love instagram to find inspiration, and pinterest.

What would your dream project be? I'd love to work on another large scale wall mural of built up areas of buildings, covered in leaves and being reclaimed by nature.

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram

  

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