Alridge is the collaborative name that long term partners Lisa Ridgers and Penny Alspaugh share for their unique and vibrant creations. Lisa was born on the south coast of England and Penny was born in the midwest of the USA. They are two very different people. One influenced by the colors and scenery of her frequent travels around the world and the other driven by the urban vibrance of Chicago where she grew up. They met in 2001 and have since spent the majority of their time together between the US and Europe running their successful art business centered around the works of Lisa Ridgers.
Much of their time together in the early years was spent dabbling with paint in the studio in the times between Lisa’s creations. Ridgers’ years of the study of paint gave the duo the tools and base of knowledge needed to test new techniques and methods. These works are the result of their desire to create something truly vibrant and full of color that speaks to the viewer through a pair of unique voices. Lisa’s bold use of color and vibrant jewel tones prevalent in her landscapes combined with the rich fluorescents and texture that speak to Penny create the unique appearance of works that look almost graphic.
The pair are very excited by the results of their initial series and look forward to trying out more inventive ways to apply paint and other mixed media. Smoothing each other out and ruffling each others feathers is something they have done successfully for many years and they look forward to sharing their future antics with you.