Allistair Covell is an award-winning Artist and Designer with a background in fine art, fashion and printed textiles.
Allistair’s creative practice is an exploration of colour and pattern on a surface and as a synaesthete he sees a strong relationship between colour and the senses, in particular sound. Colour is an integral ingredient in Allistair’s energetic paintings and hand-knotted woven rugs, which he refers to as ‘woven prints’. Allistair’s painted and woven rug artworks are abstract emotional recordings and representations of places, people and events.
In 2015 Allistair’s work received royal recognition from HRH The Prince of Wales when his textile artwork, ‘Digital Stitch’ was acquired by the National Wool Museum in Wales to become part of their permanent textile collection.
Since 2014 Allistair has been an elected fellow of The Digswell Arts Trust, an arts organisation and studio provider that is devoted to supported new talent and emerging creatives. In 2017 Allistair was invited to become a member of Design-Nation, the premium portfolio for Craft, Design and Product in the UK.
Allistair is a graduate from the University of the Arts London with a BA (Hons) in Surface Design and the University of Bedfordshire with a Foundation Degree with Distinction in Fashion and Textile Design.