Alyson is visual artist and teacher based in Louisville, KY. She paints, makes flowers from paper, and teaches classes and workshops.
"I am passionate about colors, textures, lines, and shapes: I make paintings that celebrate the relationship that these elements have with one another. My paper flowers are like paintings in themselves: reactions to color, texture, line, and shape in nature represented in paper, paint, glue, and wire. My work in the classroom inspires my artmaking process: working alongside children reminds me to let go of inhibition, embrace the silly, and never stop playing." - Alyson Thiel