ALISON Dunn is a mother of two from Golcar who has rediscovered a talent for painting.
“I’ve not painted since I was about 13. I’ve always been interested in art and been to galleries and things,” said Alison.
“But this wasn’t something I thought I could do.”
Now Alison and others know differently. For not only is her latest work on show in Manchester today, she is also selling paintings through an online gallery, LondonArt.co.uk
Alison is previewing her new collection, which she has called 27, at the Hard Rock Café in Manchester.
The pictures are bold, acrylic paintings of a group of iconic musicians who all died at the age of 27.
Those featured include Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and American blues singer, Robert Johnson
Alison says the venue is ideal for the subject of this particular collection. She will be at the central Manchester venue today to talk to people about her work.
Originally from Barnsley, Alison has lived in Golcar for about two years.
She did a degree in English Literature at Manchester University and in recent years has been concentrating on being a full time mum to Imogen 5, and George, 8.
Now she has rediscovered painting and has funded this Manchester exhibition herself.
“I like working in acrylics because they dry so fast and I find them good to work with,” she said.
She chose to paint portraits of a group of musicians whose young lives were all lost early but who nevertheless made a lasting contribution to music.