Ali Stump originally studied Sculpture at the Brera Academy in Milan. Upon returning to London she continued painting and life drawing whilst having a career in interior design.
Ali discovered printmaking soon after moving to Cranbrook and enjoys working with an established and eclectic group of printmakers.Her work is inspired by her family, the everyday object and stories. Her aim is to produce work that exudes a sense of harmony and balance.
"My latest work is based on a series of tables. The images are minimal, stripped of their true perspective and printed largely in black and white. Collagraph is my preferred medium as it allows me to produce a rich textured finish. The lines are uneven and naive in style, my focus being the suggestion of form.
"My aim is to evoke a sense of stillness within the viewer and a quietness of mind."