Back to her roots and finding an expression
According to Alice, the hardest part of being an artist is that it can be hard to find your own niche when you are starting out. Concentrating on one art form, you run the risk of getting stuck in that box and unable to find your own expression. Alice started out with oil painting, a discipline her grandfather once used and which she loved. She worked with oils for a couple of years, but realized she could reinvent the art form by using paper collage. Paper has always been a part of Alice’s life, and therefore it was natural for her to continue using that material.
– It’s hard to use oil painting as an expression today, there’s so many amazing artists out there using it. But I get so much inspiration from oil paintings! Eventually, I felt I needed something that reflected my personality, something unique that would represent me, says Alice.
Alice moved from the quiet town of Adelaide to big city Berlin to explore her artistic roots and see something new. Berlin has more to offer for creative souls and the trip also gave her the opportunity to walk in her grandfather’s footsteps.
– My family has always told me stories about my grandparents from Germany where my grandfather was a painter and they worked at an art school. It was so exciting to be in the city where they once lived. In addition, Germany has such an amazing cultural heritage with a lot of extraordinary artists. Finally, I got the chance to see their paintings in real life, says Alice.