"’m an abstract painter that is inspired by the natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest region. I translate those landscapes, colors and textures into an abstract representation through my paintings."
Alyson McCrink is a contemporary abstract painter who lives and works in Seattle, Washington. A native of the west coast, her colorful representations of nature pay homage to her homeland. Her distinctive personal style emanates curiosity among her viewers.
Her artwork can be viewed as a topographical depiction of the Earth, an underwater perspective, or a landscape of a far away horizon. All views are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions. As the artist explains, “I’m trying to show aspects of the natural world that need attention brought to them. I welcome the viewer to contemplate the visual journey of each painting.”
As a child Alyson took any object she could find to color or paint on. From a young age she has believed, “You can create the world you see in your mind, to show others a better way.” She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boise State University and has been an active artist, showing her work in galleries, fine art festivals, and public spaces.
Alyson’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Washington, California, Idaho and Oregon. Some of her paintings were recently acquired by Marriott for display at their location in Agoura, CA, as well as The City Of Seattle’s permanent collection. She regularly participates in Fine Art Festivals, and is in various galleries throughout the country.
Alyson creates pieces using two distinct mediums; acrylic paint on canvas with heavy texture and gold or silver leaf, as well as ink, paint and resin on wood panel. Both mediums have a flow to them that emulate nature and show Alyson's definitive style. The textural aspects of her acrylic paintings evoke a three dimensional space that feels like a cavern or mountainscape. Whereas the resin pieces reflect the light on their shiny glasslike finish and allude to a body of water or icy terrain.