ALAYNE SPAFFORD

Edmonton, Canada

         Biography          CV          Statement         

“I’ve always felt like I have a heightened sense of colour. Even as a child I was fascinated by colour combinations. My art is still an exploration of colour but also shape, texture, movement, and how the combination of all of these elements can create something special. I intentionally create images that are non-representational and titled in number sequences specifically for that reason. My paintings begin with a spontaneous and unstructured first layer of collage, drips, scribbles and spray paint.” 

– Alayne Spafford

RECENT EXHIBITION

 

COLOR CURE

a group invitational exhibition

May 6th – June 26th, 2021

WANDERER

48 x 36 x 2″ mixed media on canvas

4500.

COLLECT

GOING, GONE

48 x 36 x 2″ mixed media on canvas

4500.

SOLD

“I try to find the shapes in the paint and it all builds from that point. It’s almost never pre-planned but all happens in the process. I want people to look at my work in its most basic, primal sense: colour, shape, and texture.” 

– Alayne Spafford

FIFTY ONE – 57

40 X 30″ oil, acrylic and collage on canvas

3300.

COLLECT

FIFTY ONE – 58

40 X 30″ oil, acrylic and collage on canvas
SOLD

The search for balance is fundamental in the art of Alayne Spafford. The challenge in her work is to reconcile a natural tendency to organize and polish with a strong desire to reject those principles in favour of chaos and disorder. This is seen in both the process and finished product of her work. Although she applies the initial foundation of base colour rather spontaneously and with limited self-censorship, the subsequent layering of colour demonstrates a strong influence of the conscious mind. Her work mirrors her internal struggle to find balance between the opposing but complementary aspects of her nature.