From a young age Allyson always had a love for texture and color. Her specialized studies were textiles, merchandising and design at the University of Rhode Island and interior design at The Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. While studying in Italy she worked on a project designing a print of a coffee percolator using the texture from Pirelli tires. It was from that moment that she began viewing everyday life from a different perspective.
Growing up in the suburbs of New York Allyson had the city at her fingertips. The fast action and energy of metropolitan cities remain her favorite subject.
Expressing herself through her photography has provided Allyson the opportunity to combine all of her passions for the arts, design and travel. Allyson currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, David, two children Carly and Max and their dog Ella.
“ It is apparent that light and movement along with texture is what I see behind the lens. my ability to see ordinary objects differently is what makes my work personal. The Blur and Spat series project my love for color and often transforms life into a painting.” - Allyson Monson