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.