MAYSTON, Alison

1987 - ?

Alison Mayston

Alison Marie Mayston, was born at Ipswich in 1987, youngest child of Michael J. Mayston and his wife Carol A. née Marjoram [Mayston q.v.], who married at Ipswich in 1978. Alisonís work explores an interpretation of the female figure through different forms of drawing and sculpture, expressing her view of the female form by simplifying the curves and lines of the female figure. By concentrating on the things that an artist considers to be beautiful and sensually feminine about this subject. By using the format of simple lines to define and capture the pure and flowing curves of the female figure Alison is able to create an impression that is innately simple. To add a bit of complexity to the lines she blends and mixes the colours to give depth and softness to the figure. This approach works well and has led her to create many abstractions of the figure in her work and she exhibits at 'Art on the Prom' at Felixstowe, Suffolk. She is the author of 'Polymer Clay Critters: A little project book to discover what you can do with Polymer Clay' (2019) www.mayston-arts.co.uk