Alison Baldwin's Art Gallery

Critical Mention


San Diego, KFMB-TV, Channel 8, 7/15/91 “Words and Pictures”, interview with Hal Clement

San Diego North County Magazine, May 1991, “A Message from Tuzo”, Beth Hagman

San Diego Union, 3/8/84 “Baldwin Leaves Her Unique Stamps On Tuzo”, David Lewinson

San Diego Union, 4/3/85 “Come Visit the Tiny Wonderland of Alison Baldwin”, Marilyn Hagberg

San Diego Home & Garden Magazine, March 1984, “Imagination: Take a Letter”, Phyllis Van Doren

San Diego Evening Tribune, 3/2/79, Art Review, Jan Jennings

San Diego Union, April 3, 1985:

"Alison Baldwin is an Alice in Wonderland. In very small paintings and etchings, she entices the viewer through the picture glass to miniature worlds of rainbow colors, benign creatures and gardens of delight - magic lands where nights are Arabian, Pan plays a saxophone and whimsy reigns.
Baldwin's major influences and greatest enthusiasms are compressed [in her work]: medieval and Persian manuscripts, Moorish and Arabic designs, Renaissance engravings and the paintings of Paul Klee, made-up postage stamps of Donald Evans, and storybook illustrations of Arthur Rackham and Nicola Bayley. A love of nature and fondness for classical mythology and Egyptian art [is also evident].
Throughout this vivid display of exuberant eclecticism, however, one sees the vision and handiwork of only one artist. Over the past decade, Baldwin has developed a marvelously original and consistent style, a masterful sense of design, [and] an awesome devotion to detail."

© Alison Baldwin 2002