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Blindfold painting 04

Blindfold painting 04

Series 01
Oil paint and stitch on canvas

Blindfold painting 01

Blindfold painting 01

Series 02
Oil paint and stitch on canvas. 40 x40 cm

Studio insight 2020

Studio insight 2020

Scarlet Alford

My work is driven by powerful narratives of the everyday.

My practice focuses on the spontaneity of Automatism through my unconscious thoughts, by strengthening key methods of blindfold bodily painting and poetic needlework. I experiment with interlinks to Abstract Art by using my skills of oil and acrylic mediums, while expressing gestural marks on the canvas. It's especially prominent to my practice that I use the colour orange, as it features across my paintings. The use of orange is a connection to my energetic personality, the joy to life, and thus expresses my future self. I aim to challenge my art practice of becoming a freelance artist whilst perusing my life passion to be an inspirational teacher.


An investigation into how western artists use colour in paintings to convey feeling with reference to Mark Rothko and Bridget Riley: a practice-led study

Final year project

The automatic paintings


'20 Student Representative Award for Creative Arts, Loughborough University
'14 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award ,Rugeley


July 18 – Present - I have had a part-time job in Iceland Food as a Retail Assistant, Loughborough.
February '19 – March '19 - I volunteered to be a student leader in the Container Exhibition, Loughborough,
February '19 - I communicated effectively and professionally to interview students for Fine Art Applications, Loughborough.
October '17 – June '18 - I embarked upon a personal challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro whilst raising over £3000 for the charity Hope For Children, Loughborough.
September '13 – October '13 - My work experience focused on being an Assistant Helper at P.Grunda Decorators, Rugeley.