In her paintings, Alison Barrows-Young captures the spirit and essence of nature, re-imagining the Idaho woods of her home though the filter of what she calls “visual sensuality.” A teacher of painting for many years, she has increasingly turned toward dedicating most of her time to her own work. Using oils on canvas, the artist gives her landscapes an aura that is at once dreamlike and strongly physical. The lush colors and bold brushstrokes in her images bring each scene to life while also illustrating the artist’s personal, interior vision.
I am moving into a new era for myself in which I am able to put my professional art and life as an artist before teaching and raising my now adult and mostly independent children. To honor this transformation I have decided to go by my middle name Léona. I am also putting forth the name given to me by Nagual many years ago, Adoette, which means Tall Tree. I feel that I have grown into this name and am finally ready to claim it as my own.