Alison Erika Forde

We're delighted to have Alison Erika Forde join our pack and paint a mini guide dog sculpture for our trail.

About Alison

Alison is an artist/ illustrator living in Greater Manchester. She specialises in paintings and drawings inspired by anything from high art to the sub-cultural with disarming playfulness.

Since graduating from MMU with First Class (Hons) in Fine Art, she has exhibited regularly in the UK and overseas, including at Manchester Art Gallery, York St Mary's, Glasgow Women's Library and a large-scale commission for The Royal Exchange Theatre. Illustration clients include The World Re-Imagined (TWR), and she is currently taking commissions.

Alison believes art brings people together and loves running community workshops and collaborating. She hopes that her art can bring joy to people on the trail and contribute to the positivity and awareness it spreads.

Follow Alison on Instagram at @alisonerikaforde 


Close up of mini guide dog sculpture painted red with folklore style detailing. Sculpture is sat in a window display in Canary Wharf.

Folklore Pup

View the sculpture by Alison.

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