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Ophelia with Sam Heart by Alison Winfield-Burns, 2017, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
Alison Winfield-Burns: ALICE Self-Portrait with Sam Heart, oil on canvas, 2018
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ALICE Self-Portrait with Sam Heart (image: bird and bee detail)
Abbess Ildegarde Ghinassi, OSB “Madrina,” oil on board, 2010 by Alison Winfield-Burns (portrait of the artist’s godmother)
Donna Glitterata by Alison Winfield-Burns, oil on linen, 24 x 36 inches, 2018
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Lemon Nude by Alison Winfield-Burns, oil on canvas, 36 inches, 2017
Model Study Hair Detail, gift to Alison’s fiancé Sam Kashner 2010
Miami Beach (image: detail of rider), oil on linen, 2018
Cat Thief Winnning the Breeder’s Cup Classic, oil on hand stretched jute, 36 inches
Barbaro Roses by Alison Winfield-Burns, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2018, gift to Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast in North Carolina
Barbaro Roses detail
Red Palio by Alison Winfield-Burns, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2017
Red Palio Filly Self-Portrait of the Artist (detail) by Alison Winfield-Burns
Ophelia with Sam Heart, Oil on canvas by Alison Winfield-Burns, 36 x 36 inches, 2017 (FROM THE SAUGERTIES ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR, JULY and AUGUST 2017)
Alison Winfield-Burns taking a selfie for Sam Kashner inside the Columbia University Bookstore 12/2017 “Get well soon, Dhalink!”
Mrs. Amy Winehouse, oil on canvas, 2017, 18 x 14 inches by Alison Winfield Burns, gift to Empty Mirror magazine
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Nelly for Henry Bushkin, oil on linen, 2018

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All Images © Alison Winfield-Burns Fine Art 2018 All Rights Reserved

Darfur Tea (formerly hung at the International Rescue Committee Headquarters, NYC)

ARTIST BIO & How to request a painting..

I paint oil paintings on canvas or linen, interior wall murals, and fresco. I sign my mature work “ALICE.” More juvenile artworks were signed by me with various Greek or Latin phrases. I paint with the finest grade oil pigments, and I paint straight from my heart.

I love horses. I owned a racehorse as a teenager, and I know the sport. If your commission request is for an equine/action portrait, I shall likely say yes!

If your request is for human portraiture, I require at least one in-person meeting/sitting. For classical nudes (Figure Painting), I work from life with a model subject.

I don’t paint because I am offered money; I paint from inspiration. My paintings are like this website, fresh and alive, with a lemon zest innocence.

Email: Alison.Winfield.Burns@gmail(dot)com

I am also on Twitter: @AGirlAmongBoys



Alison ‘Alice’ Winfield-Burns (author of “Jack Kerouac School(girl) of Disembodied Poetics” and “Ivy League Bohemians: A Girl Among Boys”) is a New York painter and the god-daughter of Abbess Ildegarde Ghinassi and Lady Jeanne Campbell in Rome. Alison is betrothed to poet/author/journalist Sam Kashner since 2010.


Alison has a Merit Award from the National Academy and exhibitions include the first annual “Deck the Walls” at Manhattan’s New York Academy of Art (work sold). Her paintings have hung at International Rescue Committee (IRC) Headquarters in New York and the Republic of Korea Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Her portrait of Oscar Wilde was acquired for the Permanent Collection of the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York City. She is an alumna of Columbia University (Art and Astronomy) and a former California Institute of Technology/NASA Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Art Influences

Alison studied painting with Tim Gardner (MFA Columbia), Richard Phillips (MFA Yale), Elizabeth Peyton (MFA School of Visual Arts), and Alyssa Monks (MFA New York Academy of Art). Alison was a drawing student of senior critic Ronald Jones. Alison’s favourite artist is the Italian Renaissance master painter Leonardo da Vinci. As a teenager, Alison was an early student of Allen Ginsberg at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.


2016  Local Delicacies: Alison Winfield-Burns, Gallery at Lifebridge Sanctuary, Rosendale/Kingston, NY (Opening reception May 22, 2016, supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals)



2018 New York, TBA

2017  Saugerties Artist’s Studio Tour and Historical Society (Barn Gallery), Saugerties, NY

2016/17  Various Group Shows at Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY Reviewed in Poughkeepsie Journal

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2009  Deck The Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (work sold)

1996  Juried Fresco Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY         


1996  Merit Award for limestone fresco, National Academy, New York, NY

2007  Student Team X, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Comet Lander Design, Pasadena, CA


BA Visual Arts/Art History, Columbia University

BS Astronomy/Astrophysics, Columbia University

Additional Studies Include: New York Academy of Art (Figure Painting); Grand Street Atelier in Manhattan (Figure Drawing); National Academy of Design on Fifth Avenue (Fresco); North Carolina School of the Arts (Theatre and Dance); Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas aka the Angelicum (Philosophy); The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Student of Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg)

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Oil on board, 2012, Copyright Alison Winfield-Burns (In the Permanent collection of the Leslie-Lohman Museum, Manhattan)

Incarnations of Studio Alice

Studio space Manhattan, Easter 2018
Saugerties waterfront studio space, 2018
Red stool for model poses, waterfront, 2018
Saugerties Village: studio visit from art critic Anthony Haden-Guest, 2017
Saugerties Village Honeycomb Studio, 2017
Saugerties Village studio table with roses (used for painting “Ophelia with Sam Heart”)

I paint happiness with the life’s blood of a romantic young revolutionary.



Miami Beach, oil on linen, 24 inches #Equestrian #Portrait
Alison in her studio, NYC, April 10, 2018…
Alison 4/18 at a Cherokee festival on campus, Columbia University