ALIZON GRAY

Alizon Gray is a Melbourne based artist, graduating from Victorian College of the Arts. Alizon has been a finalist in a number of prizes including the Muswellbrook Prize and is a board member of CAVES Melbourne. Her work is held in in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany and Switzerland.

Gray approaches her paintings by building up many layers of diverse marks. She often starts a painting in acrylic and then overlays in oil paint and occasionally aerosol, creating varying luminosity and finish to the surface of her paintings. Alizon never has a particular outcome in mind when she starts a painting, rather she considers an overall aesthetic based in colour and various approaches to mark making. Once a painting has begun, she adapts and reacts her choice of marks, colours, textures, shapes and overall composition, constructing form and searching for a balance that evolves naturally as each piece develops.