Alice the Autist - MoA Bonus Episode 21

In this bonus episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Alice Nicholls a.k.a Alice the Autist (@alicetheautist)

Alice Nicholls is an abstract/realism pencil artist from England’s oldest recorded town, Colchester. She has been a tattoo artist for fifteen years and a professional fine artist for three, sharing her experiences through art to collectors all over the country. Since her late diagnosis of autism a few years ago, she has been exploring how it influences her life and the journey of others.

her art is inspired by human experience, symbolism, body language, neuroscience, and hand art history, exploring the deeper meaning of hand positioning and conveying a message. She adores learning about people and their life journeys before undertaking a commission, which she believes enriches each piece of artwork to the highest level.

Imbedded in art history, hands have had many hidden meanings with their specific gestures, showing many emotions and conveying life stories within their subtle lines. When she was a child, her parents owned a beautiful Alphons Mucha print called “Catherine”. She had the most delicate hands, and Alice was always fascinated with the simple depiction. Since then, she has developed a love for hands’ shape and movement and the stories behind them, wanting to share their beauty and substance with the world, a new spin on a personal portrait.

As the audience, she hopes to allow you to see yourself within the subjects she draws and connect personally with the strength and reality portrayed.

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