Alice Lindstrom originally majored in Philosophy at the University of Adelaide, before moving to Sydney to complete a Bachelor of Design at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. After working as a theatre designer in Sydney, Alice returned to the University of Adelaide and completed a Masters of Museum Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Art History. Soon after, Alice decided that what she really wanted to do was create her own art and illustration and took the plunge.
Collage was a natural choice. As a child, Alice had been cutting and pasting and creating stapled bound collaged books since she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors. Over the next year, Alice continued to practice and refine her technique, eventually developing a process of painting sheets of paper with acrylic paints, before cutting, assembling and gluing individual pieces of paper down to watercolour paper or board to create a painterly and highly detailed image.
In 2014, Alice moved to Berlin, living there for a year, further developing her style and most importantly, spending inordinate amounts of time in museums and galleries seeing the work of painters and artists she had long admired in art history textbooks. While living in Berlin, she met her partner, Will and they decided to return to Australia.
Alice and Will now live in Melbourne and are the owners of one cat, many plants and a shared studio space. Alice is passionate about creating illustrations for both children and adults that are rich in narrative, character and meaning and informed by her background in art history and theatre design. Her personal work frequently explores themes relating to nature and femininity. Alice’s aesthetic draws on diverse influences, including picture book illustrators from her childhood, Medieval and folk imagery as well as mid-century century design.