Alyson Davies explores the human connection with nature through paintings which consider personal histories and the domestic experience. They are often autobiographical in nature, memorializing small experiences that offer moments of contemplation and stillness. Bold colours, flattened spaces, patterning, and exaggerated proportions create worlds slightly offset from reality. The acts of growing and tending to gardens, where narrative moments are anchored by seasonality and other natural cycles, directly influence Alyson’s work
Alyson Davies is a visual artist based in Edmonton, AB (amiskwacîwâskahikan, Treaty 6 Territory). In the studio, she studies moments of connection with nature, intertwined with personal histories and autobiographical storytelling. Her multidisciplinary studio practice primarily involves painting, cyanotype printmaking, and ceramics.
Alyson holds a MFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and a BFA from the University of Alberta. Her artwork has been shown across Canada and the United States.