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My approach combines curiosity and a love of colour and texture, with concern for environmental issues. I am inspired by natural imagery, such as trees, flora, and most notably butterflies, as well as by my personal experiences and emotions. The positive and negative sides of human emotion interest me, and I aim t… Read More
My approach combines curiosity and a love of colour and texture, with concern for environmental issues. I am inspired by natural imagery, such as trees, flora, and most notably butterflies, as well as by my personal experiences and emotions. The positive and negative sides of human emotion interest me, and I aim to express these themes in my work through my choices of subject, colours, and combinations of heavy and delicate fabrics. I enjoy pieces that ‘feel’ right in my hands, whether it’s soft felt or fabric, or cool to the touch stone and glass beads, or has to do with the size, shape or weight of the piece. My work is also a way of trying to connect with other people, and to express whatever joy, sadness, and other emotions I am feeling at the time. The hope is that I can create an emotional response in the viewer, that they can both understand my intentions in the work, and also find their own meanings in it. Read Less
Alison Syer was a Visual Arts major at Cawthra Park Secondary School, graduating in 2001. From there, she attended two years of university study in Environmental and Resource Management.

As interesting as this was, she missed artistic endeavours, and so in 2005, she took 2 sessions of Acrylics painting classe… Read More
Alison Syer was a Visual Arts major at Cawthra Park Secondary School, graduating in 2001. From there, she attended two years of university study in Environmental and Resource Management.

As interesting as this was, she missed artistic endeavours, and so in 2005, she took 2 sessions of Acrylics painting classes at Springbank Arts Centre, and also participated in her first group exhibition, with the White Oaks Art Group, held at Riverwood, the home of Visual Arts Mississauga.

She successfully completed the Art Fundamentals (Illustration stream) one year Ontario College Certificate program at Sheridan College in 2007, and graduated, with Honours, from the three year Crafts and Design program at Sheridan in the spring of 2010, having earned a Diploma of Applied Arts, with a studio concentration in textiles.

She now has work in several international private collections. Read Less
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