Peaking at Betty-Lou
Mixed Media & Acrylics on a 20" x 20" Wood Panel
When I was in art school we had one particular model for life drawing that just happened to be relatively petite all over except for an absolutely enormous backside which she proudly displayed on the stand in our class. By all accounts every student loved drawing her above all other models - there is just nothing as fun as making sweeping curved lines on a page!
So, in memory of my wonderful model, whose name I never knew, but who, in my mind I named Betty-Lou, I created "Peaking at Betty-Lou".
Interviewed by a local newspaper, a collector gives his impressions of Artist Alison Galvan and her work: “She laughs. Heartily, and often. It’s no wonder, the art she conceives is meant to elicit a smile.....That’s the crux of who she is and her art, to make people laugh, to be uplifting.”
Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada Alison was always somewhat of a rebel (often with a cause, but more often than not, without one!). Horrifying her far more traditional parents with wild outfits of her own creation, Alison’s burgeoning artistic talents lay in home economics, drama, and creative writing classes, subjects decidedly askew of “normal” academia. Completing high school Alison knew that “regular” university was not where she...
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