About Alison Faulkner
My interest in painting began at an early age. It wasn't until I was in college that I fully embraced my passion for creating abstract art. For me, painting is an emotional outlet. While others keep journals and diaries or make scrap books to express euphoria, grief, humor, loneliness and determination, I paint to convey these feelings. I use a variety of colours on each canvas, the primary criterion of choice being the particular mood I'm feeling and the way I want to convey it.
I've always been fascinated by the works of Robert Rauschenberg and Wassily Kandinsky. Their various techniques and colour palettes have influenced my own approach to paint and the canvas. Another inspiration to me is Emily Carr, whose brush-stroke texture is something I try to emulate in my own paintings. I have improvised and developed my own techniques to achieve the same texture, using tissue paper instead of a brush.