Alice Straker

Biography

After graduating from Bristol University with a degree in History of Art, Alice Straker worked as an Assistant Producer at the global advertising agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), in London.

After three years of working on TV and Art projects for clients such as Waitrose, Tesco and Weetabix, she left to become a Food Artist. Alice works with a range of mediums and tools; including watercolours, acrylics, oils, palette knives and brushes, to create highly original food paintings.

Her stylistic traits include delicious three dimensional textures, gestural brushstrokes, sophisticated mark making and a vibrant colour palette that is underpinned by colour theory, which sets her work apart from other Artists specialising in food. Initially she worked in watercolours, which helped to capture the fine details of her subjects. She then progressed with acrylics and oils, often applying paint in a thick, luxurious manner, to give her work a truly edible quality. These are her main mediums today.

Alice’s work has its roots in a family obsessed with food; her twin brother and mother are both chefs, which is a consistent source of inspiration for her food paintings. She has combined her knowledge of Art History, cookery and experience in the advertising world to create very striking portraits of food. Her work is highly commercial and collectable and she has paintings hung in kitchens globally.

She has exhibited in several galleries in London and Herefordshire including the Brick Lane Gallery and her paintings ‘Pavlova’ and ‘Éclair’ were shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Beyond the work Alice is a very affable character and has great skill in communicating with clients and working to ensure their vision is realised. She is available for advertising and interior design projects including the creation of bespoke pieces for interiors as well as private commissions.

Represented by: SHARON GROSSMAN - www.piccallo.com >