Dr Ali Foxon grew up in the bluebell woods near Henley-on-Thames. She completed two geography degrees at Christ Church, Oxford, and a PhD in climate change and nature conservation at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Ali worked as a climate change advisor in the water industry before escaping East Anglia and running away to Switzerland with her future husband. Five years of chocolate and croissants later, she returned to the UK and settled with her family in Bollington, aka 'the Happy Valley' on the edge of the beautiful Peak District.


Ali has developed a charming, semi-abstract approach to painting her favourite landscapes and local wildlife. Fascinated by colour, and the effect of different colour combinations, her vibrant paintings are full of movement and intricate, whimsical details. Her painting style is characterised by delicate, fluid strokes of watercolour; she uses the white of the paper to maximum effect, enabling the colours to glow and bounce off each other. 




Ali hopes her colourful paintings make people smile and help create a happier environment. She enjoys collaborating with environmental organisations and champions nature sketching (aka 'Boggy Doodling') as an effective way of encouraging both children and adults to reconnect with nature.

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