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 You can see art historical references throughout her work, from Pop Art to Impressionism, Hockney to Matisse.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.