Publishing Date: Monday 23 August 2021
Sheila Hancock and Gyles Brandreth embark on spectacular canal journeys across Britain. To kick off Season 13, Episode 1 on Channel 4, More 4 is featuring Cambridge based artist and interior
designer, Alicia Zimnickas of AZ Interiors, Gyles and Sheila explore the waterways of
Cambridgeshire and Ely and look at the Fens through Alicia's eyes.
Alicia has been painting since the age of fifteen. She was raised on the Polish border with Lithuania on
her parent’s farm, and has lived in Cambridge, UK for the past ten years, Alicia grew up
surrounded by nature and still draws her inspiration from the landscape, water and light.
Her paintings capture the natural beauty of the meadows and water around the village of Grantchester, where she lives. She is endlessly fascinated by the light, trees, big skies and the River
Cam, the main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England.
Ideal Home magazine described Alicia’s work 'as vibrant paintings that provide splashes of colour and
texture in neutral schemes'.
In episode 1 of the Great Canal Journeys, Alicia teaches Sheila Hancock and Gyles Brandreth
how to paint The Fens near Ely with acrylic on canvas, giving her new students hints on her secret techniques.
Tune in on Channel 4, More 4 on Wednesday 25th August at 9 pm to watch the full episode.