Contemporary British Artist based on Surrey / Hampshire border

Exterior view of New ashgate gallery in farnham

Nominated for Surrey Artist of the Year 2021

I'm delighted to have been nominated for Surrey Artist of the Year 2021. There will be an exhibition of work by all the finalists held at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, on 25th September - 6th November, where you will be able to vote for your favourite Surrey Artist.

I paint from my studio at Applegarth Farm in Hampshire and I love chatting to visitors who drop by. I am lucky to live and work in the beautiful Surrey & Hampshire countryside, but painting and sketching at the coast, is where I am most inspired.  Check out the latest details before visiting and feel free to get in touch.

You could also browse my online shop to find your ideal painting; If you've never bought original art before, have a look at "How to find the perfect painting". If you think you need more bespoke artwork to fit a particular size or interior aesthetic, check out "How to commission a painting". Buying art is such an exciting process - enjoy the experience!

Come and enjoy some art!

Alison Orchard smiling

abstract painting with strong diagonal in turquoise and white with rusted rock areas

Feature Painting

Looking for something fabulous to complete your interior? "Finding a Way Through"  is fresh of the studio wall. A large statement painting with translucent teal and turquoise sea blues complemented by the rough textured areas of rust on the rocks.  A fresh and vibrant colour palette inspired by the wild Cornish coastline. Painted with layers of acrylic with rusted iron filings and pastel details on a deep canvas measuring 101cm x 101cm. Free Delivery. 

abstract turquiose white and rust painting of sea and rocks above a chestnut leather sofa

"Painting on the edge of the wild cliffs of Cornwall, watching the colours shift in the ocean, the light breaking through, the waves tumbling across the age-torn rocks "


"I love the colours in the painting, they're so restful. The perfecrt vibe!"

"The light on the picture is amazing. It is our favourite picture and gives us so much pleasure."

big sky amazing light coastal painting

"Thank you so much for delivering the picture yesterday. My husband is thrilled with it."