With a background in textile design, Ali now works as an environmental artist from her studio on the Northumberland coast.
She connects art with science to highlight important issues facing our fragile oceans and vulnerable marine life.
She says she loves the underwater world which provides a never-ending supply of inspiration for her work. Things like the organic, chaotic patterns of shoals of fish, the shimmer of their scales, the way seaweed sways in the current, how barnacles arrange themselves on rocks.
She works mainly in watercolours, using the unpredictability of the paint layers to build depth....and it's usually in shades of blue, a colour Ali is obsessed with and now defines the style of her unique artwork. Her emphasis is on illustration and she uses traditional and modern digital techniques together.
She is always busy working on a variety of different projects and commissions, with each design able to start an interesting conversation about conservation of marine life.