Contemporary British Artist based on Surrey / Hampshire border

Headshot of Alison Orchard smiling

I am greatly inspired by nature. My larger paintings often emerge from a sketch or 'plein air' painting created on the Cornish coast, or in the beautiful Surrey & Hampshire countryside that surrounds my studio. Visitors are welcome in my gallery and studio at Applegarth Farm, Grayshott. Please check the opening times before visiting or  get in touch.

Buying art is such an exciting process - I want to help make it as easy as possible and a totally enjoyable experience. You might like to browse my online shop or  have a look at "How to find the perfect painting". If you have specific requirements for your interior, talk to me about a commission, or read "How to commission a painting"


Come and enjoy some art!

Read the latest Blog post "Questions to ask when you buy art"

Abstract  in pinks and teal

This painting just draws you in and you keep finding new things to discover. It is vibrant and rhythmic with gestural paint marks, pastel lines and collaged paper. Inspired by a season of wild swims at Frensham Ponds in Surrey. 

"Wild Swim" is a 90 x 90cm canvas, beautifully framed. It would add a fabulous pop of colour to a modern home.

Free delivery to UK mainland and 'Try before you buy' for local customers. 

Abstract painting in room

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

Abstract beach and sky painting

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

Seascape painting with big sky

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

Norflok beach painting