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Alison Stein

Alison Stein

San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Alison Stein was born into a heritage of great imagination and design talent.

Her great grandfather, Lewis Hallock Nash, was a successful inventor and held many patents, including a hydraulic pump design that is still manufactured and widely used today around the world for many practical applications.

His daughter, Mildred Archer Nash Bly, Alison's grandmother, was a painter and sculptor who was apprentice to Solon Borglum, the renowned sculptor and brother of Mt. Rushmore creator Gutzon Borglum.

After growing up in New Canaan, Connecticut, Alison studied first at Rochester Institute of Technology, then transferred to Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. There she majored in Surface Pattern Design and studied with two of the acknowledged experts in the field, V. Ann and Donald Waterman.

She received her BFA from Syracuse, and was quickly hired as a colorist for Styletown Fabrics in New York City (a division of the Manes Organization), where she received invaluable experience in preparing textile designs for lines of clothing (including some featured at Lord & Taylor) and for fabric stores nationwide.

Her interest in surface pattern design is not exclusively related to commercial production, and Alison expresses herself as a fine artist and craftsperson, working in the media of weaving and knitting. She has also participated in the Institute of Weavers of the University of Minnesota's famed Split Rock Arts Program.

After living in Southern California for some time with her husband, Rick, Alison decided to brush up her skills further and attended LA's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a finalist for the 2001 TALA (Textile Association of Los Angeles) Award.

Before she graduated, she was invited to work for MMfab, producers of South Sea Imports and other major lines of fabrics for the home quilting and medical scrubs markets.

Today, she works as an independent artist.

 

Peony Garden by Alison Stein

 

Nouveau Chrysanthemum by Alison Stein

 

Nouveau Iris by Alison Stein

 

Royal Tea is Served by Alison Stein

 

Joker and Aces by Alison Stein

 

Feline Finery - Tabitha by Alison Stein

 

Feline Finery - Leona by Alison Stein

 

Feline Finery - Felicia by Alison Stein

 

Feline Finery - Claudia by Alison Stein

 

The Flock by Alison Stein

 

Helping Hands by Alison Stein

 

Afternoon Nap by Alison Stein

 

Hot for Chilis by Alison Stein

 

Winter Goose by Alison Stein

 

Four Seasons by Alison Stein

 

Rise and Shine by Alison Stein

 

Panicked Chef by Alison Stein

 

Pastry Chef by Alison Stein

 

Island Chefs by Alison Stein

 

Seafood Chef by Alison Stein

 

Blue Chef by Alison Stein

 

Sonoma Water Fight by Alison Stein

 

Firemen's Water Fight by Alison Stein

 

Lupine Fields by Alison Stein

 

Marymere Falls by Alison Stein

 

Sea Anemone by Alison Stein

 

Orange Starfish by Alison Stein

 

Rialto Beach by Alison Stein

 

Stone heart by Alison Stein

 

Lavender Rows by Alison Stein

 

Lavender Fields by Alison Stein

 

Pineapple and Iiwi Hawaiian Quilt Block by Alison Stein

 

Plumeria Hawaiian Quilt Block by Alison Stein

 

Hybiscus and Turtle Hawaiian Quilt Block by Alison Stein

 

Bird of Paradise Hawaiian Quilt Block by Alison Stein

 

Water Lilies by Alison Stein

 

Butterfly Garden by Alison Stein

 

Pomegranate with Red Checks by Alison Stein

 

Is There a Butterfly on My Head by Alison Stein

 

Velocity by Alison Stein

 

Turbo by Alison Stein

 

Traction by Alison Stein

 

Performance by Alison Stein

 

Momemtum by Alison Stein

 

Cruiser by Alison Stein

 

Macaw Mola by Alison Stein

 

Elephant Mola by Alison Stein

 

Giraffe Mola by Alison Stein