Keenan’s new paintings and large murals continue her in-depth exploration on the theme of Avian Fables where in collage or paint she envisions surreal imaginary stories. Scale is often arbitrary and non-perspective and the difference between the characters depicted as birds and humans are fanciful. Keenan explores engaging stories in the surreal bodies of land and water found on the shoreline while aided by avian guides, the harbingers of seasonal and environmental changes.
Alison Keenan lived in Burma before returning home to England to complete her art education and later lived in Italy and Egypt where she studied Aubusson and Gobelin Tapestry. In 2008, she graduated from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and, in 2010, she received a Certificate in Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University. Her portfolio includes national and international exhibitions and murals, an online catalogue, guest speaker, artist’s residences, and videos. She has recently completed a