Alison Boyd Artist

a life creative

Stellar Objects

I have always been fascinated with the life and death of stars. The mind-bending size of them, and the length of time it takes for their light to reach us. That, in spite of their size and grandeur, they’re finite, like the rest of us.

November 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Portals

“Portals” was the second work I made after I’d returned to Italy. I’d finished it on the anniversary of my grandmother’s death in June, and that evening a moth flew in through the window and landed on the portal

November 21, 2020 · 4 Comments

Koi

So now I’m back on deck here, I’ll begin with the first work I created when I returned to Italy.Creating this was the poetry of freedom, when I had run … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gratitude

I’m back on the blog, first of all to acknowledge and give thanks to my family and friends who came through for me this year, for the messages, emails, film and music suggestions, long conversations, vocal message postcards, gifts of kindness, advice, friendship, and emotional support of all kinds. From the halls of my heart and soul, thank you.

November 18, 2020 · 4 Comments

mARTedì: a forest of birch

I completed “Le Betulle” in early April this year but it has taken until this week to dry completely…yellow pigment in everything from oil, ink and polymer clay is a … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · 2 Comments

Lives Creative: Painter Francesca Simonetti – Montelaterone

“An imagined world, that of women, made of desires and expectations […] As in theatre, a painting allows the viewer to imagine so many things, to take on real life … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Stefano Pifferi, Painter and Framer

“I paint for sheer joy of the soul connecting with the canvas…”   Another self-taught painter, using oils and acrylics, Stefano often paints late into the night after business hours. … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

mARTEdì: Old Sketches & New Experiments in the Studio

The Kittykatmandoo studio is moving across town to a renovated medieval room. It’s been years in the planning [everything takes a long time in Italy] but now it’s so close … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lives Creative: Artist Christine Persson

“As long as I can remember, painting and nature have been the joyful driving forces in my life.” A couple of years ago I posted about artist Swedish-born Christine Persson’s … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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