Welcome and Congratulations
to our 2022 Cascade Canyon
Artists in Residence,
Allison Spreadborough and
I began making Asian style paper with kozo fiber in 1987. My journey with paper and sculpture has been varied from light fixtures to stone carving to ethereal mixed media sculpture. The thread of my creative process always begins with papermaking. I’m excited about the new Chrysalis series that feels like a merging of many techniques developed over the years bringing various voices together. I refer to as contemplative sculpture.
Jacqueline is a member of IAPMA, International Association of Papermakers and Paper Artists, NM State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Surface Design. She is an exhibiting artist and teaches papermaking and fiber art workshops in various locations, and from her Santa Fe studio via Zoom.
My name is Allison Spreadborough. I’m a watercolor artist and Sacramento native. Plein air painting is my passion as is painting intuitively from a nature-inspired prompt. I mainly create landscapes to express my fascination with the ability of nature to quiet the mind and invoke a sense of wonder. I love painting scenes depicting deep space and I appreciate places unspoiled by modern influences.
I typically paint in a style which I call Dreamy Expressionism meets California Regionalism. The Dreamy Expressionism description showcases a soft wistfulness and wonder depicting my inner awareness. California Regionalism celebrates a loose and abstracted blend of East and West influences such as brush calligraphy, simplicity, bold color and symbolism. Later, in the studio, I problem-solve the painting in an overhead mirror to critique any issues. Although this watercolor technique is unpredictable, the creative process feels freeing.
The Artists in Residence program will run from June 27 to July 23.