Prints, collages, paintings, and painted rocks.

Williamstown, Massachusetts · 149 Sales


Prints, collages, paintings, and painted rocks.

Williamstown, Massachusetts 149 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
Alison Kolesar

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Alison Kolesar

Reclining tuxedo cat painted rock paperweight
Tabby cat painted rock paperweight
Polar bear in a sweater painted rock paperweight
Running hare painted rock paperweight
Patchwork Cat, matted print fits 8 x 10 frame
Basset hound painted rock paperweight
Raccoon painted rock paperweight
Original watercolor of a jam jar full of scilla
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

2Colorful on May 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I was enchanted by the color and shape of this elephant, a favorite creature. We are so pleased with this as an art object to keep on our coffee table. Customer service is outstanding, warm correspondence with the artist. I recommend highly.

Elle Becker

Elle Becker on Apr 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

They turned out really well. Thanks!

Elle Becker

Elle Becker on Apr 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These will now get hidden all over Charlotte as part of the Charlotte Rocks group!

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Beautiful, colorful things to brighten up your life

My name is Alison Kolesar and I work from my home in a small college town in New England. My studio is a lovely light-filled room that looks out onto trees. It used to be my kids' playroom and then my youngest son's bedroom but now that my four kids are grown and gone I get to create in the nicest room in the house.

I've always loved drawing and painting though I didn't go to art school and instead took an academic route with degrees in history and art history.

I've illustrated a lot of craft and gardening books - tons of knitting illustrations! - but for my Etsy shop I can focus on what I feel like creating. I can also keep things fresh by going back and forth between two and three dimensional work, mixing it up with acrylic and watercolor and collage, calligraphy and papier mache.

My starting point for a piece may be something I've seen by another artist but once I start to work that first inspiration changes almost completely as the piece becomes my own. With my papier mache creatures it sometimes feels as though they emerge the way they want to be and I'm just the midwife! I do seem to be particularly drawn to images of birds and I love bright colors.


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  • Alison Kolesar

    Owner, Artist

    I've always enjoyed painting, drawing and making things. If you'd asked me as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up I'd have said "an artist". It's even better when I get to share what I've made with other people. I hope you enjoy them.

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Last updated on March 13, 2014
Welcome to Alisonsart. Thanks so much for visiting. This where I get to share the art work that I've had such a good time making. Please check back often as I add new items regularly.

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If for some reason you're not happy with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of receipt and return the item in the same condition it was sent to you. Please note that you are responsible for shipping charges
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