Alice White – A New Wave at ZSL London Zoo Aquarium
The ZSL Arts & Culture Programme is delighted to welcome artist Alice White to the first of this year's exhibitions in the ZSL London Zoo Aquarium.
London based artist Alice White is a professional oil painter who has been working in conjunction with the ZSL Arts & Culture programme, the ZSL London Zoo aquarium and the ZSL Marine and Freshwater Conservation programmes for the past year. Inspired by her field-work trips, behind-the-scenes access and work with keepers and conservationists, Alice has created a body of work from eels to octopi, seahorses to pup fish that examines underwater life in a bright and vivacious way, highlighting endangered species and investigating the diversity and beauty of the aquatic existence.
Alice states: “My year’s project, entitled ‘A New Wave: Art and Conservation Science’ is designed to investigate marine life at ZSL London Zoo Aquarium. I aim to use my artwork to draw attention to rare creatures, especially those which are threatened with extinction in the wild, and are of active concern to conservation teams in the UK.
I have created a new series of oil paintings, ink drawings, photographs and written interviews. My portfolio delves into an underwater landscape proliferated by coral reefs, deep sea sharks, delicate seahorses and multiple species of fish, bringing these fascinating marine species to the canvas surface for all to enjoy”
Alice’s recent exhibitions include the Music Room in Mayfair, Kingly Court in Carnaby Street, and the Affordable Art Fair in New York and London. She was recently featured in Vogue Magazine (Oct 2014). Alice is known for highly detailed beautiful mark-making, creating patterns and textures on canvas that jump out and reveal hidden depths.
Alice's work is currently on display in the ZSL London Zoo aquarium until the end of July.
A percentage of any artwork sales will be donated to Fish Net, a ZSL conservation programme that protects over 27 highly endangered species of freshwater fish.