Alicia displays talent for window art

Alicia Rogerson putting the final touches to her window display.
Alicia Rogerson putting the final touches to her window display.

The installation features two ‘fashion girls’ wearing and admiring the pieces of jewellery, which are displayed on wooden stands also made by Rogerson.

This is the second year that Rogerson, who trades as Ali J, has taken part in the Perth Fashion Festival event.

‘I like getting my art out there and knowing people are interacting with my art in real life,’ she said.

The 32-year-old mother of two is now sought out by many clients, including The Australian Women’s Weekly, who commissioned her to illustrate its Baking Day cookbook in 2012.

However, Rogerson nearly gave up on an art career after studying her creative passion at Tafe.

‘I got frustrated and didn’t create anything for a couple of years,’ she said.

‘Then I put my work online through website Etsy and within a couple of days, it sold out.’

As well as canvas drawings and paintings, she sells pocket mirrors and badges featuring her distinctive women figures.

‘I want people to be able to afford to have their art in my home,’ Rogerson said.

‘People like to imagine themselves in the work or it reminds them of someone they know.’

Rogerson will showcase some of her pieces at the Currambine Ladies Night Market on October 3 and the Windows of the City display will be at Moi Moi until September 18.