I am largely inspired by the tapestry of textured terrain around East Anglia and my response to the land is quite impulsive, utilising whatever can be found in the vicinity to concoct a rich playground of materials: hoover bags, parcel tape, old (clean!) clothing, newspaper, candles or bog roll – giving ‘ugly’ items a chance at glamour.
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Born in 1989 and raised in rural Suffolk, Alfie grew up juggling two of his first loves: music and art. At 19, he moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire to complete a music degree at Leeds College of Music, specialising in singing and composition. Alfie addresses both music and art with a similar ethos: charisma, drama, experimentation and, above all, enjoyment.
2016 St James’ Hospital, Leeds
2016 Spiral Gallery, Debenham
2016 Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
2015 2nd Prize, Paint Out Wells-next-the-sea
2015 The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Paint Out Norwich CASS ART Bursary Winner
2015 Wymondham Arts Centre with Breckland Artists
2014 Live artist with the South Suffolk Youth Orchestra, Trinity Park, Ipswich
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