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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.
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.
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
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)
Incarnations of Studio Alice
I paint happiness with the life’s blood of a romantic young revolutionary.
UNFINISHED WORKS IN PROGRESS APRIL 2018