Among the foremost attractions of Hermanus, on the Southern tip of Africa, is the industrious and talented community of artists and writers that live and work in this beautiful coastal town.
“I appreciate all facets of life, beauty of creation in all its diversity” – Alyson Guy
After matriculating, with a Senior Certificate in Art History and Practical, Alyson trained as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. She specialised in histopathology, working in South Africa and London until her semi-retirement in 1994.
Her artworks are on display at her studio and around Volmoed, a Retreat and Conference Centre, where she lives and works. Alyson’s artwork can also be viewed at The Little Gallery, in the Eastcliff shopping centre in Hermanus, an intimate space used by members of the Vermont Art Circle (15 Images, click for Flickr slideshow).
Alyson Guy’s training has embraced various art courses through the years, including working in clay at Putney School of Art in London, watercolours with Cynthia Ball in Johannesburg and drawing and painting at the renowned Ruth Prowse Art Centre in Cape Town.
More recently Alyson studied Icon-painting (Byzantine Russian method) under Anna-Marie Bands locally here in Hermanus, South Africa.
Sources: Alyson Guy Artist, Vermont Art Circle; SouthAfricanArtists.com; Painters Online.