Creativity has always been a part of Allison Rees’s life. Finding great pleasure and contentment in it from a young age, her abilities grew and the world around her never failed to provide her with endless inspiration.
When she won a local art competition with her depiction of the unmistakable Carreg Cennen Castle, she was inspired to commit to a lifetime dedicated to her fascination and was awarded her degree in Interior Architecture by Cardiff College of Art & Design, an achievement that would open many distant doors for her – some as far as Thailand.
Allison’s working life ran in tandem to the pleasure she found in creating her own artwork in her free time, blending pen-and-ink works with vernacular examples she’d encountered in the Far East; a unique amalgam of her Celtic roots and the often-abstract patterns found in oriental artwork. When she returned to Wales in 2016, she brought back with her countless memories and inspirations from her travels which helped shape her very own personal creative form, the #Celtangle Design.
Her unique and recognisable style consists of familiar Brythonic motifs combined with global twists that render the familiar in a completely fresh manner and can be applied to any work or theme. Formal pieces that reflect traditional Welsh iconography
are available alongside her take on #PopArt, modern images that are brought to life with ancient imagery. Her framed works are available ready to hang and laser reproductions of many of these original pieces are also applied to slate, cork and wooden Celtic gifts that easily find their natural home around the recipient’s house. Her range of greetings cards and Mindful Colouring products complete a varied and affordable range.