Alyson Mulvany

Fall 2011 by Alyson Khan

Here are some of my newest collages incorporating highly textured wallpapers:

Spring 2011 by Alyson Khan

Santa Fe - 2009 by Alyson Khan

This format of the 4 x 7 inch canvas is very satisfying to work on right now. It is fun and the pieces are affordable. I am loving working with all kinds of papers--wallpaper, foils, book pages, found papers, etc...I have been using more cutting tools besides the scissors. It is challenging to work in the small area...some of these are definitely blueprints for larger works in the future.

Returning to the Windows by Alyson Khan

Aguirre CommissionI have just finished a commission piece--a diptych on two old windows! I haven't worked on the windows for over 2 years, but here I go again. I am totally inspired and getting ready to paint a whole series for a show in the Fall at a location TBA.  I have painted and sold about 200 windows and my style and technique has evolved through this medium over several years. It feels like home. Funny. I had issues with the glass off and on--mainly that it is breakable--but people own glass things and buy stained glass and glass vases and glass birds and whatever--you just have to be careful and cautious when handling glass. The windows I work on are usually very old--50 to 100 years old and they survived weather and wear and living on a home for years and even extraction and transportation to my studio and beyond (Hawaii, DC, Cali...). So it takes a little caution and mindfulness. So what? Anyway, I will post photos of the newest work soon. Here is a flik of a work from a couple years back...

My Studio(s) by Alyson Khan

Alyson's StudioThis is a photo taken in my studio. It's at home. It's a home to my little creations. It's small. But I do love it. I have had several studios in Denver. My first studio was in the basement right outside the door of our little apartment in the Hylands neighborhood in North Denver. In 2001,  I moved into my first real studio at The Coop space down by the old Flour Mill that used to be called The Inferno. Grant Williams, Cat Redfern, Eric Pruett were some of my studio mates. A month after I moved into my studio, I found out I was pregnant with my son Dondi. I stayed my whole pregnancy in this studio and moved out about 2 weeks before I gave birth.

My next studio was at the Logan Street Studiosat 19th & Logan, run by Phil Bender. This building used to be an old Catholic High School and the studio spaces were the old classrooms.  I had a huge old classroom on the second floor. Lots of windows and light. This building was torn down in 2003.

 In 2004, I moved back into the Coop space. I stayed for another year. Then in 2005 I moved my studio to my homeAlyson's Studio which is where these photos come from.

Having a studio in my home is convenient since I have 2 small children and can sneak in there when I get a chance. It is amazing what I can pull off in 20 minutes. If you know what you want to do, and the steps to take, you can accomplish a lot in a little bit of time.