Ali Hargreaves

Stockport, Cheshire

Ali Hargreaves lives in Poynton, Cheshire with her husband and children.She taught as a primary school teacher for 17 years, but has always pursued her passion for art. Ali studied art at Ripon College, Yorkshire and has subsequently completed courses in batik, drawing, watercolours and mixed media. Ali enjoys working with a variety of art materials and produces artwork in different styles. It is her intention that this web site will give you an insight into her versatility. Some of the art work you see is for sale but usually Ali undertakes commissions to suit your individual requirements and therefore produces something which is unique and personal.She has several regular weekly classes teaching Watercolours, Acrylics, Mixed media and Textiles Art. She also taught as an Artist in Residence at two primary schools every week for a few years. Ali is regularly invited to demonstrate and run workshops for local Art groups and societies. In June 2018, she ran her first workshop Live at SAA Headquarters and has done many more since. In addition to this, she has painted several murals including two very large ones very high up in Pear mill. She had to use her climbing skills as well! 

Ali was the tutor for the children's Art subscription "Ready Steady Paint." Sadly this is no longer available but may be something that can make a come back as it was hugely popular.
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Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Alcohol Inks, Brusho, Coloured pencils, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil pastel, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Printing, Scraperboard, Silk Painting, Water soluble pastels, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil


Abstract or Experimental, Animal or Wildlife, Bird, Butterfly, En plein air, Flowers, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Portrait or Figure, Seascape, Still Life, street scene, Townscape or Streetscene, Various

Favoured Products & Brands

I recommend the following to my classes: SAA watercolour paints and silver brushes, System 3 Acrylics, SAA acrylic brushes , FW Acrylic inks, Brusho