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.
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. In May 2013, she received an honourable mention for her work in textiles, in the Creative Community category at the Mississauga Arts Council’s MARTY Awards.