“The beauty of the land is my inspiration. Those moments when a scene takes my breath away compel me to take brush to canvas. I can’t imagine not painting. My years working with color and design in the textile business helped prepare me for painting in oils and pastels. However, the challenge of capturing the subtle nuances and shifting light of landscapes are a continuing exercise in creativity.”
Alison Webb has lived as a professional artist in Western North Carolina for eleven years. She travels widely, painting on location as well as in her studio in Asheville. Alison began working mainly with oils and pastels in the mountains of Tennessee. Educated at New York University, she also attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Skidmore College. She has studied at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, the Art Workshop International in Assisi, Italy, the Peninsula School of Art in Door County, Wisconsin as well as with John Mac Kah in Asheville.
Her career in the textile industry as a design forecaster as well as a color expert allowed her to work creatively in the global fabric world. She currently studies under Mark Henry, Weaverville Fine Art Studio. Alison is also currently a member of the Southeastern Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of North Carolina. Her oil paintings have been shown locally at Alexander & Lehnert in the Grove Arcade and the Corner Kitchen. Her work is currently available at the Desirant Boutique in downtown Asheville.