As a talented artist with over 30 years experience Alison Archbold works from her art studio at her rural property just outside the Australian Capital Territory.
Alison has loved art and animals since she was a child and embarked on her diverse artistic career in her teens, beginning with handmade jewellery. She went on to teach art classes in the 1990’s which included various styles of painting and hand painted ceramics. Alison then broadened her portfolio to hand painted furniture and outdoor artworks, mosaicking, marbling, malachite, antiquing, faux stone, statue repair work, large trompe l’oeil murals, and even hand painted coffins.
Alison has created and sold her artwork through a variety of shopfronts, online and from her art studio. She has been a contributor to several art and craft magazines including Australian Country Craft and Australian Handmade Magazines.
Her company Archbold Design has been commissioned to do large scale murals and tromp l’oeil in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Thredbo, Sydney and country Victoria, as well as artworks and interior design for clubs, retirement villages, consultation rooms, café’s, shops, private homes and businesses. Corporate clients have included Westfield and major federal government departments.
Alison wanted to share some of her original designs in the form of cards, prints and beautiful quality cushions. She was adamant that not only should all of her products be of excellent quality, but they should all be Australian made and come from ethical sources including Forestry Approved paper stock for her card products, and high quality materials for her cushions and prints.
Alison has created gorgeous ranges of cards that include Budgies, Dogs, Cats, (including the Dog & Cat Rescue animal ranges), Farm Animals, Gardens, Abstracts and a Women and Wine range. Each design is available as either a small gift card, greeting card, designer cushion or print. Alison's vision is to create artworks that people can relate to while bringing colour and happiness into the home.
Alison has been working towards the goal of having her works in print for some years, and will continue to create new designs to cater to a variety of tastes and colour schemes. Archbold Design is thrilled to now be able to share with you their range of quality Australian made products.