Alyson’s background is steeped in the tradition of the nude and figure as subject matter. She spent 10 years using her creative and artistic talents at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucas Digital in San Francisco, California, where she created animal and human characters for dozens of blockbuster hit movies. Trained as a traditional sculptor, painter and modeler, Markell has garnered a reputation for capturing the likeness of animals and fanciful creatures on film and in fine art. In 2006, Markell returned to Cazenovia, New York State where she is engaged as a full time artist.
Alyson Markell combines her talents to create both collage and painting into one process. The canvas is a mosaic of hand painted papers that are torn into bits of tesserae like pieces which are glued to the surface, creating a playful interaction of color, form and movement. The push and pull of fragmented color and pattern to create a flickering movement exciting the eye to follow the equine form across the picture plane.
Alyson’s work is represented in Arizona by Wilde Meyer Galleries. Click on any piece to enlarge it.