Alice Peto is an artist, illustrator and designer with a joyous approach to colour and decorative detail. An enthusiast from the moment she was given her first box of paints by her mother, Alice trained in Florence at the Charles Cecil Studios, and hasn’t stopped since. She finds inspiration everywhere, from West Scotland to Africa, Matisse to Elizabeth Blackadder, and works entirely by hand from her studio in her London garden.
A collection of Alice’s birds, painted during lockdown using watercolour and pastel, is currently being exhibited at the Lacy Gallery on Westbourne Grove. She has shown widely, her work featured by numerous galleries both in London and Edinburgh, and in 2019 one of Alice’s illustrations was presented by H.M The Queen at Windsor.
Additionally, Alice has illustrated children’s books, created a famed line of nursery prints that a generation of children are growing up with, and takes commissions for special artworks, silhouettes, invitations, maps and more, regularly working with a number of high-profile private clients, as well as the Mount Street Printers as one of their recommended artists for bespoke orders.
In 2010 Alice conceived a range of fine china featuring her distinct designs, and all made in England, at the potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. The collection has grown both in variety and practical assortment, and as well as beautiful tableware, there are jugs, pasta bowls, placemats and attractive but sturdy ovenware. Alice Peto China is sold through a dedicated website, as well as in Selfridges and other shops.
Since developing her own brand, Alice has worked with other commercial clients on creating and evolving their branding and ‘look’, from website illustrations to clothing labels, packaging and logos.
For any of the above, Alice can be contacted here.
Alice is always working on new originals - keep an eye on her instagram @paintedbyalice or the Lacy Gallery, Westbourne Grove.
Alice's Studio on the West Coast of Scotland