Ways to Look at Painting by Alice White – Thursday 2nd March 2023

Alice provides a painter’s perspective on famous artworks from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Rembrandt and Turner are revealed as artistic risk-takers, whose new combinations of glazes, surfaces, pigments and processes re-defined the language of painting.

These two forefathers of experimentation lead the way for modern artists such as Pollock and Fontana, who went beyond the brush, the canvas, and the gallery wall itself in search of the meaning of making.

Explore the mess and methodology of the creative process: from broken brushes to smudged thumb marks, raw pigment to secret sketchbooks, slashed canvases to immersive light installations, this lecture uncovers a new way of seeing painting.


Alice WhiteAlice White is a contemporary oil-painter and a Tutor at the University of the Arts London and University College London. She has provided Guest Lectures at Kings College London, The Art Worker’s Guild, the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Her essay ‘A Painter’s Perspective‘ is published in Alfred Cohen: An American Artist in Europe (Alfred Cohen Art Foundation and Ben Uri Gallery 2020). Her article ‘How to Look at Painting’ was printed in The Art Society Magazine (July 2020). 

Alice’s solo show ‘A New Wave’ documented her year’s residency as Artist for Animals at ZSL London Zoo. Recent projects include ‘The Art of Science’ (Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge 2021). She regularly exhibits at the Mall Galleries in London. 

Awards include the Russell and Chapple Prize for an Outstanding work in Oils (Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017) and the Time Space Money Bursary (A-n The Artist Information Company/Arts Council England 2020).