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Alison Cherry  Toronto, ON, Canada

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Alison Cherry is a Toronto based artist who specializes in figurative painting. Born and raised in London, ON, she studied studio art and art history at H.B. Beal’s BealArt vocational school before going on to achieve a BDes Bachelors Degree in Illustration from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, ON.

She has since been pursuing her painting and illustration practice, experimenting with classical techniques while drawing on her design experience. Created primarily using oil paint and pastels, her work is an amalgamation of the more formal and direct qualities used in traditional portraiture and the bold, sexualized themes often found in contemporary fashion photography. The fusion of these styles allows her work to convey a feeling that is both classic and modern, dark and beautiful, while her use of underlying narratives add depth and a more progressive approach to each piece.

Cherry’s most recent work focuses on personal themes of passion, desire and strength. These paintings are dynamic studies of the beauty and the frivolity of physical ornamentation, which serve as a contrast to her more intimate and powerful depictions of the nude figure. Much of her work is autobiographical, and many of her pieces are set within the context of her studio and were painted using live models.


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3pi

12.22.2010 @ 12:01 AM

awesome... amazing... i really love them... actually the artist is really an artist!! :x:X:X

Phany

10.18.2010 @ 1:20 PM

animals are not meant to decorate someone's neck.

Mike

10.11.2010 @ 9:19 AM

Gorgeous Pieces! Keep Up The Amazing Work!! :)

Lisa

10.11.2010 @ 7:34 AM

Your work is absolutely gorgeous!!! These are such strong works with so much beauty and emotion. It is so refreshing to see such strong and stylish portraiture - your art is definitely one of a kind!

Sushma

10.10.2010 @ 11:45 PM

this is great super art a kiss for the hand which painted

Dino

10.10.2010 @ 11:43 PM

Great work! compelling!

John

10.10.2010 @ 10:11 PM

At first glance I thought the models' right hand was the hand of the male in the framed image, it didn't bother me that it wasn't. In fact I love not only the realistic quality but also the textured quality of the paintings, excellent work.

Rocco

10.10.2010 @ 9:28 PM

Absolutely amazing work. There is so much life in the eyes of her figures. The fact that the work is autobiographical leads me to believe this is not only an extremely talented artist but a gorgeous one as well.

Pat

10.10.2010 @ 8:24 PM

I was immediately engrossed by the work...and saddened

Katie

10.10.2010 @ 5:08 PM

Wow!.. How cool! So much character and beauty...Very intense and sexy. Impressive work.

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