Alice Straker is a British artist and designer.
ALICE STRAKER IS A BRITISH ARTIST AND DESIGNER. CONTEMPORARY, STRIKING AND PLAYFUL, ALICE’S DESIGNS CONVEY THE TOTAL DELICIOUSNESS OF FOOD AND THE WORLD AROUND HER WITH A DREAM LIKE EDGE.
Alice started painting after an encounter with a piece of raspberry meringue cake at La Colombe d'Or in 2013. She thought it was so beautiful that she felt compelled to paint it. Her work has evolved to be deliciously textured. Alice paints in impasto oils, liberally applying the paint to the canvas with gestural mark making.
Alice’s inspiration comes from her family’s love of cooking - her mother was a culinary force growing up, and her twin brother, Thomas Straker, is a chef. After her encounter with ‘that’ cake - Alice would frequent Tom’s restaurants and paint the dishes that flew out of the kitchen! Alice also draws inspiration from her love of Art History. You can see art historical references throughout her work, from Pop Art to Impressionism, Hockney to Matisse.
Alice’s paintings range in subject matter from apple blossom to chocolate eclairs! Her work has a sense of deliciousness about it, which is achieved through materials, tools and texture. Alice is working on a series of large scale paintings which will be available at the end of the year.
from the get go
In 2019 Alice launched her vibrant kitchenware brand, with the aim of bringing Art to the table. Alice’s growing collection includes wallpapers, placemats, prints and linens which are sourced from UK based manufacturers, who produce high quality products, with the exception of her linens which are made in Lithuania - a country known for its supreme flax linen. She has collaborated with a small company that grows their flax, making it a lovely, sustainable process.
Alice has recently launched a charming pottery range which is handmade in Stoke on Trent, the home of British pottery.
About ALice Straker
Alice takes on one commission a month. Should you be interested in booking yours in please email us and we will arrange a call.
At the mo
Alice is currently working on a new series of large scale paintings that explore the edibility of her subjects and the effects of light. These paintings will be available in an exhibition at the end of the year.
‘TOTALLY addicted to all of Alice's stuff! I have the placemats, coasters, aprons, Aga covers, tea towels, prints and even the postcards. Excellent quality and couldn't recommend enough!’
Verity Lyndon Stanford
‘An iconic yet evolving style is rare. Plus she brightens up any wall or dinner table.’
‘Alice’s evocative and technicolour paintings are full of nostalgia and reminiscence, and show her charming and almost childlike curiosity when it comes to exploring the world around her.’
‘I am the lucky person who has Alice's giant eclair hanging on her wall! The textures are amazing - I just love her work’
‘Al Straker lives in a dreamlike reality which her work captures. Her imagination can be sparked by anything from a word, to cooking a meal or just going on a walk. To see the magic in life is a gift many artists don’t have, an Al applies her absolute focus to this magic.’
‘I love the mats and coasters I bought recently - great colours and excellent quality. Thank you!’